UPFA regrets A’pura incident

22 August 2012 08:53 am - 25     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The UPFA today expressed its remorse over difficulties faced by the A/L students who were disturbed by the noisy election campaign held in Anuradhapura while they were sitting the exam.

The incident which occurred last Saturday was blamed on former NCP Chief Minister Berty Premalal Dissanayake. Sequent to the incident the Elections Commissioner had asked the UPFA to take action against Mr. Dissanayake.

Youth Affairs and Skills Development Minister Dullas Alahapperuma at a news conference said his party would assure that such incidents would not happen in the future.
“As a responsible political party, the UPFA will ensure that such incidents will not occur in the future,” he said.

The minister said he appreciated the Elections Department and the police for their commitment towards the holding of a free and fair election. (Nishan Casseem)

  Comments - 25

  • kan Wednesday, 22 August 2012 09:26 AM

    next time 'look before you leap'. Now it is 'medicine after death', no use regretting.

    Sagarika Wednesday, 22 August 2012 09:20 AM

    "Koheda Yanne Malley Pol" Atitude!

    maga Wednesday, 22 August 2012 09:36 AM

    Thanks for understanding and apology. But Birty denies and he will suffer by votes counting. Vote only Gentleman .

    ran Wednesday, 22 August 2012 09:39 AM

    Elections Commissioner had asked the UPFA to take action against Mr. Dissanayake not to expressed its remorse

    Imran Hussein Wednesday, 22 August 2012 09:41 AM

    As a responsible political party? My foot.
    Never this country had such an irresponsible party.

    Sapumal Bandara Wednesday, 22 August 2012 10:00 AM

    Showing scant respect for Law & Order has become the accepted norm of this UPFA Govt.
    Disgusting behaviour from the highest lebel right to the bottom.

    Tokyo Wednesday, 22 August 2012 10:34 AM

    Typical way passing the things to future. No action is taken to what happened now but telling that not allow to let it occur again.

    Kautilya Wednesday, 22 August 2012 10:40 AM

    No need regretting after irreparable damage has been done.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Wednesday, 22 August 2012 11:24 AM

    Every time they commit some stupid blunder, they promise not to repeat in future but where is the responsibility and accountability for what they have already done. "Kawda Mewata Waga Kiyanne?".

    ramkuumar Wednesday, 22 August 2012 11:31 AM

    No point in regret now, very stern action be taken and bring before court to give tough punishment to those who are directly and indirectly involved. Will the party do now?. Hi voters over to you.

    Lal Wednesday, 22 August 2012 11:59 AM

    Guys; Please do not worry about the party and the representative. Think about the students affected by this. What will be the soulation for them


    Bambuwa Thursday, 23 August 2012 04:42 AM

    Students must sue the ruling party demanding compensation.

    Arachchi Wednesday, 22 August 2012 01:22 PM

    “As a responsible political party, the UPFA will ....." is that true..?

    hawkins Wednesday, 22 August 2012 01:34 PM

    At least this guy had the guts to admit the damage done to the students who got disturbed due to UPFA meeting.

    shan Wednesday, 22 August 2012 01:54 PM

    Berty will not worry about this, and any how he will get the vote by using his batalio

    senavi Wednesday, 22 August 2012 01:58 PM

    from which side they regret

    Dhammika Wednesday, 22 August 2012 02:46 PM

    UPFA regrets , PEOPLE suffers

    mahasona Wednesday, 22 August 2012 03:13 PM

    Yes that is true.Hear what Fowzie idiot said about Milton.In Sri Lanka the third class politics were introduced by JR+Premadasa+Muslim Congress and TNA.Dalas is a false hypocrite like Premadasa and this is Sri Lankan politics.Ranil and Sajith is doing worse for SL with Muslim Congress and TNA

    Minister Wednesday, 22 August 2012 03:06 PM

    No use of crying through nose after damage is done. You should have planned to avoid it beforehand. Your tears will not give a solution to the already affected students.

    nirmal Wednesday, 22 August 2012 03:31 PM

    why this old generation (Politicos) are so unkind to young generation.

    Nodrog Wednesday, 22 August 2012 03:52 PM

    Would have been better if Berty had apologized for the incident. A gentleman would have done it.

    sabri Wednesday, 22 August 2012 05:06 PM

    politics without regrets is not possible in our country...
    using sorry after the incident won't rectify the false...

    Ravana Wednesday, 22 August 2012 06:11 PM

    When parents sent donkeys to rule them, Their children are the ones who suffer.

    nalaka Wednesday, 22 August 2012 09:18 AM

    either Berty is lying or UPFA is lying

    Public Abilik Wednesday, 22 August 2012 09:01 AM

    Too little, Too late.. The election campaign was already held. future promises hold little water.

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