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Country can move forward only under a non-partisan President: Wijeyadasa

23 April 2018 08:39 pm - 24     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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There is no point in forming national governments amidst a culture of levelling allegations against each other and it is more advantageous for the country to move forward under a non-partisan President, said former Minister MP Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe in Kandy on Sunday.

Mr. Rajapakshe expressed this view when he met the Mahanayake of Asgiriya Chapter Most Ven. Warakagoda Sri Gnanarathana Thera and the other Anunayakes of the Asgiriya Karaka Sabah.

Speaking further he said that the non-partisan President whom they brought into power has now got entangled in a political imbroglio.

“The SLFP which he gave leadership has now broken into three. The UNP has been subjected to an erosion. If democracy is to forge ahead in a country the parties should be strong,” he said. (J. A. L. Jayasinghe)

  Comments - 24

  • Indika Monday, 23 April 2018 09:13 PM

    Too many crooks spoil the country. Hope the Maha Sangha will soon drive away the crooks.

    Ex-Voter Tuesday, 24 April 2018 08:38 AM

    Well, we saw how the Ven. Priests drove away the crooks when so many of them entered parliament.

    Ediriweera Monday, 23 April 2018 09:16 PM

    The problem with the Mahanayakas is that they do not have the courage to stand by their convictions.

    BuffaloaCitizen Tuesday, 24 April 2018 08:56 AM

    Simply said, they are far from the true principles of the Dhamma. They are simply political monks.

    Dharmister Monday, 23 April 2018 09:19 PM

    When the leader is a weakling everything in the country is unstable.

    Nandasiri Monday, 23 April 2018 09:23 PM

    There should be some provision in the constitution for the Maha Sangha to dissolve the parliament when it is necessary.

    Dotard Tuesday, 24 April 2018 08:40 AM

    Good to know i have company! If we get together, perhaps we can start a new party!!!

    BuffaloaCitizen Tuesday, 24 April 2018 08:57 AM

    They have done enough damage to this country by keeping quiet when monks engage in racism, thuggery and criminality.

    Manel Monday, 23 April 2018 09:48 PM

    Looks like this fellow is looking for another chance to visit Disneyland courtesy Avent Guard.

    Johan Monday, 23 April 2018 10:04 PM

    First of all politicians up To mischief must be thrown away from the major parties after that it should be build up with gentlemen then only Sri Lanka will prosper

    Premalal Monday, 23 April 2018 11:46 PM

    Coming from a deal maker like you it sounds hollow.

    Ajith Tuesday, 24 April 2018 01:15 AM

    Wijedasa is talking sensible thing here.

    Sofia Tuesday, 24 April 2018 03:24 AM

    Yes I agree fully with this view. When President, he/she should be for all - no party (UNP.SLFP) or racial (TNA.SLMC) bias. 1978 Constutution JRJ wanted the cake to eat and keep it too.

    Raj Tuesday, 24 April 2018 03:42 AM

    Do you want your MasteR to come to power?

    Peter Tuesday, 24 April 2018 03:51 AM

    Dear Sir, you are a discredited minister who did not prosecute criminals when you were in charge. You are now trying to creep into t he government again with no scruples in your character. Have you no shame now to put your ideas and suggestions to the Press?Your professional standing and character is gone for good, so stay out of politics and enjoy the kick-backs you have earned.It is people like you that have brought the country to disrepute playing snake and ladder with the political leadership. Shame, Shame, Shame on you.

    johan Tuesday, 24 April 2018 08:49 AM

    If he is opening the mouth there he has a personal agenda behind him

    Unchikun Tuesday, 24 April 2018 06:34 AM

    The county has been taken along this garden path due to non-patrisan politics. The non partisan approach is needed for parties and people who do not have a strong vote base.

    Buddhist Tuesday, 24 April 2018 06:53 AM

    What is he up to now? Whom is he pulling for?

    ANTON Tuesday, 24 April 2018 07:13 AM

    HERE IN SRILANKA, NOT THE COUNTRY BUT THE LEADERS ARE MOVING FORWARD ,MOST PROBABLY BY AIR.

    gish Tuesday, 24 April 2018 07:18 AM

    Rohan pallewatta is the person---2020

    Baila Tuesday, 24 April 2018 07:24 AM

    Promote Kumar Sangakkara to become the president

    too young Tuesday, 24 April 2018 11:04 AM

    tooooooo young to be a President

    TONY Tuesday, 24 April 2018 09:00 AM

    SO LONG AS OUR POLITICIANS ARE CORRUPT AND JEALOUS OF EACH OTHER WE WILL NOT MOVE FORWARD

    Eng. M.V.R.Perera Tuesday, 24 April 2018 11:48 AM

    The UNP should go it a lone as the will have the support of over 130 MPs and win the 2020 parliamentary elections on the basis of burning coal which all countries are doing and getting direct foreign investment, which cannot be done with Sirisen's avoidance of coal fueled BOT coal projects and his addictions to solar power and NLG which causing us the people several hundred Million US $


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