Audio: Yahapalanaya not “collective of gods”: Sujeewa

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The good governance (Yahapalanaya) was not a “collective of gods” and does not mean it would not go wrong, Deputy Minister of Justice Sujeewa Senasinghe said today.

“Several unscrupulous people can be found in Parliament, Provincial Councils and Pradeshiya Sabhas under the Good Governance government. It does not mean that the government or the law of land  has not provide shelter for them,” the Minister said.

“The political parties should make sure and very careful when bringing the new election system. They should not nominate drug barons or ethanol dealers as candidates. The parties must know to whom to give nominations.

“The parties also should be responsible and nominate educated, good, conscientious and disciplined people as candidates,” the Minister said.

Meanwhile, he said that the role of the media had also been discussed by the Government and the Oppositions in Parliament.

“It had been observed that some media institutes behave in an unruly manner and work against laws during election periods,” the minister said. (Chaturanga Pradeep)

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  Comments - 14

  • Chandimal Tuesday, 28 April 2015 07:06 PM

    I dont know that a Deputy Minister has powers to order release of confiscated goods.

    garawi Tuesday, 28 April 2015 07:27 PM

    They will only get corrupted under a corrupt leadership.If the leader is clean,clean will be the rest!

    Be Fair Tuesday, 28 April 2015 07:45 PM

    Sure enough agree with you mate, Why did you try to be "GOD" and had the copper stuff released from the customs.....?????

    dilip Tuesday, 28 April 2015 07:52 PM

    Some of these M.Ps are so honest,I do not understand what they do in politics? They have waited so long, to get a post,surly they must be loving the people so much. Ask any one of them weather they would like to serve the people with out any salaries and what the answer would be?

    simon Tuesday, 28 April 2015 04:12 PM

    Where do we find so called "educated, good, conscientious and disciplined people" . Even if they exists they become crooks after they join politics.

    Giabao Tuesday, 28 April 2015 04:23 PM

    Sure, you mean more and more innocent persons like "pabas" should be nominated like what UNP did last time. LOL

    kumudu Tuesday, 28 April 2015 04:26 PM

    It is minimum qualification. No any criminal records, No business under registration, Graduate from a local university not foreign.

    Gamini Tuesday, 28 April 2015 04:55 PM

    What about politicians who orders customs officers to release copper containers without going through proper procedures ?

    sss Tuesday, 28 April 2015 05:03 PM

    A necessity for this is to keep the public institutions like police and central bank free of political interference. Of course need to keep an eye on the corrupt officials

    jaysiri Tuesday, 28 April 2015 05:05 PM

    An MP must at least pass the o-level examination. An MP should be able to read and write. An MP must not be a drug dealer. An MP must not do any business after becoming and MP. A convicted criminal should not be an MP. MP should not be chosen from a Party LIst!

    kp Tuesday, 28 April 2015 05:06 PM

    a degree is a degree. An educated man is an educated man. Stop being so biased.

    Narayan Tuesday, 28 April 2015 05:11 PM

    UNP is the party that introduced Duminda as a candidate and the same party got Mervin Silva elected to the parliament for the first time. Most of the funny characters in the parliament came to politics using UNP ticket. Please check you process before commenting.

    Singham Tuesday, 28 April 2015 05:23 PM

    Above the Parliament does not need the Doctors of the type.......

    Upul Tuesday, 28 April 2015 06:25 PM

    Now a day the people who want to become MPs are mostly thinking of helping themselves rather than helping the people in the country. We need people who think what they can do for the country than thinking what the country can do for them.

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