Many have forgotten that they managed to receive ministerial portfolios because of the late Maduluwawe Sobhitha Thera, Housing and Construction Minister Sajith Premadasa said.
“We should not forget that we were able to become ministers -- after remaining in the opposition for decades -- because of the late Maduluwawe Sobhitha Thera. We should also remember that we were able to give concessions to people and develop the nation because of the late Thera,” Mr. Premadasa said speaking at the opening ceremony of the Sobhitha Himi Gama reawaken village in Lunugamvehera on Tuesday.
He said a number of socio-political reforms were brought about as result of the revolution pioneered by the late prelate. He said it was the late Thera who brought about an independent judiciary and police and bribery commissions. “The late Sobhitha Thera was able to prove that it was possible to change the Constitution which many thought otherwise,” he said.
On a different note, the minister pledged to construct some 20,000 reawaken villages by 2025.
“At least 2,500 reawaken villages will be constructed in the first phase of the programme while another 2,550 in the second, 5000 in the third and 10,000 in the fourth phase,” he said.
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Comments - 8
Saradiel Wednesday, 16 January 2019 09:36 PM
Agree that lots of people have forgotten Sobhitha Thera. We miss him.
sam Friday, 18 January 2019 01:32 PM
All of you are ministers thanks to TNA. You all hang a picture of Sumanthiran in your offices and Thank worship him three times a day...
Tinkiriya Thursday, 17 January 2019 03:07 AM
Ven, Sobitha Thera must be hailed as a great hero. He will be so bitter to note that son many unqualified ministers are there to burn rotti.
VK Thursday, 17 January 2019 06:13 AM
Why before sobitha that there aren't any ministers in this country?
NIHAL Thursday, 17 January 2019 06:18 AM
MR SAJITH ABSOLUTELY NO NEED BIG PARLIAMENT FOR THIS SMALL ISLAND ALL WANTS TO HOLD ON TO POWER AND LIVE LUXURIOUS LIFE WITH ENTIRE FAMILIES
Unchikun Thursday, 17 January 2019 07:59 AM
What about you?
ANTON Thursday, 17 January 2019 08:58 AM
PRINCE SIDDARATHA ALSO DID THIS LONG TIME AGO , (SELECTION OF MINISTERS), AND GAVE UP LATER.
Ravi Friday, 18 January 2019 08:27 AM
But all are useless and are ruining the country - All 100%
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