Former Vice-President of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) MP Sarath Amunugama today said that he would not contest the upcoming general elections.
Speaking to the media in Kandy, the former minister said that senior ministers should quit politics after a certain period to give opportunities to youngsters.
Amunugama said he had signed an agreement with the party, and though not divulging the specifics of the deal added that he would stand down from politics in keeping with that agreement.
“I have signed an agreement in the SLFP and therefore I should work according to that agreement. There are no issues and differences between the SLFP and SLPP. We used to be in the same cabinet, the same party and used to organise rallies. But I would like to convey a message to the SLFPers not to stay apart over ministerial posts but to think about the SLFPers and work in a collective manner. Now I am old and I should quit politics. That is what’s the best,” he said. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)
Comments - 13
nizam Monday, 02 December 2019 08:11 PM
Please pass this message on to others also like Ranil and MR.. anyone over or close to 70 should leave.
Geetha K Monday, 02 December 2019 08:51 PM
Thank god you understand the reality ....
Sunil Monday, 02 December 2019 08:54 PM
My family has done well financially from politics. So, there is no point me continuing in politics as I am assured of a comfortable retirement.
ala Monday, 02 December 2019 08:55 PM
A true SLFP'er? What a joke.
johan Monday, 02 December 2019 09:45 PM
Good example over the age of 70 years all politicians must avoid contesting or coming to
parliament on national list. Youngsters must be
given chance to run the country
Ram Tuesday, 03 December 2019 01:41 AM
He is not contesting vecause he was not and will not in a future parliament be appointed a Cabinet Minister. He does not want to play second fiddle to youngsters
varuna Tuesday, 03 December 2019 04:03 AM
Yes, re-enter to the parliament through the national list.....
lion Tuesday, 03 December 2019 04:35 AM
Sad news. The man who had some credibility while he was a civil servant lost all after joining politic.Let other jokers to fallow you.
S.Abeydeera Tuesday, 03 December 2019 04:52 AM
sarath amunugama, you expected ministrial post from SLPP you were not given that is very good. in your political carrier you didn't do any development to the country now go home and relax and remind what you had done until die and Dayasiri to have the same thinghe he has to work under Wimal Weerawansa that also very good .
Sunil vijaya Tuesday, 03 December 2019 05:34 AM
all 225 1 should quit politics.
Gihan Wickramasinha Tuesday, 03 December 2019 06:39 AM
If he got a ministerial post he never quits
GOS Tuesday, 03 December 2019 12:51 PM
THANK GOODNESS U ARE GOING ! ALL U DID WAS ENJOY THE MINISTERIAL PERKS WITHOUT A SHRED OF REGARD FOR THE COUNTRY. AGREEING WITH EVERYTHING YAHAPALANA GOVT DID WAS THE WORST THING U DID. SO BYE
Yehiya Tuesday, 03 December 2019 02:38 PM
A respectable politician
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