Politicians make mistakes due to gov. servants: Kumari

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It was mostly due to the ignorance of the State officials that the politicians erred, the Governess of the Southern Province Kumari Balasooriya said in a sudden state of enlightenment yesterday.

“We can observe the loopholes of good governance and the government officials, who are unaware of these things, should be responsible for them. Perhaps, they make mistakes, according to the requests made by the politicians,” she said.

She also said that good governance had to be established very soon in Sri Lanka where there was peace and development.

Addressing a group of journalists during a news briefing held on Saturday at the Governor’s Official Residence she said however that all were not prone to do errors.

“But, the government is in an embarrassing situation due to a few people who made such errors,” she said.

According to the governess, the politicians could be corrected if the officials could point out their mistakes when the politicians directed the officials to engage in a malpractice.

She said that it was a grave problem because there were no such official to create awareness among the politicians in this regard.

“There are problems due to use of money in certain institutions as a result of the ignorance of the officials,” she said.

“Good governance has to be established as soon as possible. Otherwise, it will not be useful for adopting massive development strategies after making peace. There are such problems in many institutions,” she said. (Sajeewa Wijeweera)

  Comments - 16

  • Iran Monday, 09 June 2014 11:51 AM

    When it comes to victory credit goes to the politicos for correct political leadership..but when it comes to errors it is officials..so funny.. via DM Android App

    Flummoxed Monday, 09 June 2014 06:57 AM

    Don't blame the civil servants (the officials)--learn the job you were elected to do and then supervise them.

    GAMINI Sunday, 08 June 2014 12:34 PM

    Since Independence in 1948 most of SL politicians have done lots of mistakes and set bad examples (i.e corruption, nepotism etc..) that's why we remain beggars of IMF & richer countries until 2014 & beyond. The biggest problem is these greedy politicians are trying to own the country for family use.

    Pramitha Fernando Sunday, 08 June 2014 12:36 PM

    Very soon this govt will be toppled by the goons of the govt itself. An out side force will not be required to do that.

    Perumal Sunday, 08 June 2014 12:39 PM

    The foundation of bad governance was laid by JRJ's constitution. Those who succeeded him wallowed in the selfish and destructive comforts that it offered. MR surpasses them in building on the same egregious foundation exposing the whole nation to the danger of collapsing.

    GAMINI Sunday, 08 June 2014 12:40 PM

    If we had good politicians like Dr. N.M. Perera & Hon. Dudley S, we still see ex-politicos living ordinarily life just like any of us.

    SB Sunday, 08 June 2014 12:48 PM

    Politicians are babies. They don't know what's right and wrong. They always listen to officials and do what officials say. Aney paw...innocent politicians

    M.O.A.Careem Sunday, 08 June 2014 12:56 PM

    bad image to P.S.C. .......may be slip of the toung

    Peter Sunday, 08 June 2014 01:14 PM

    Blame the officials. This is a new take.

    sk Monday, 09 June 2014 04:07 AM

    "in a sudden state of enlightenment " ha ha

    cats drink milk closing their eyes and think that the whole world is in darkness, so nobody sees

    gnanaka.jayasinghe Monday, 09 June 2014 04:16 AM

    Very true, governor. It is the biggest problem in this country

    gnanaka.jayasinghe Monday, 09 June 2014 04:25 AM

    Very true,

    sickofallpoliticians Monday, 09 June 2014 05:07 AM

    Politicians lie !! sadly too many fools believe the lies.

    Concerned Monday, 09 June 2014 05:09 AM

    Madamta waradila. You have to turn the picture other way around and look it it.

    Concerned Monday, 09 June 2014 05:16 AM

    Aneeee pawu madam, Pinthure anikpaththa harawala balanawa! Dukeeee baaaaa!

    Mason Monday, 09 June 2014 05:54 AM

    Reverse of this is more true. The State officials make the "mistakes" on the compulsion of the politicians.


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