Nominations should not be given: UNP MP Wijepala

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UNP should not allow those in the party who had made anti-Buddhist remarks and those who are charged with corruption to contest the next general election, an MP representing the party said yesterday.

UNP MP for the Galle District, Wijepala Hettiarachchi, told a press conference that the party leadership should see to it that those who made anti-Buddhist remarks and those who were charged with corruption are not given the ticket to contest the next general elections as it was them who contributed to the party’s defeat at the last presidential election.

“UNP should field a group of candidates who does not have any corruption charges if it is to win the general election,” he said.

The Tri Nikayika Taruna Bikkhu Sangamaya, an organisation of young Buddhist monks representing the three chapters have also made a similar request from the party leadership a few days ago. (Yohan Perera)

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  • Kusal Wednesday, 11 December 2019 07:51 AM

    Those who make these requests are not Buddhists. Buddhists don't believe in revenge.

    hoodwinker Wednesday, 11 December 2019 07:53 AM

    As long is RW is the leader that will not happen!!

    Bhatiya Siriwardena Wednesday, 11 December 2019 08:09 AM

    Exactly. That's the way to win youth votes as well. Be different. Completely revamp the political landscape then more respectable people will get involved

    LP Wednesday, 11 December 2019 08:16 AM

    Is it implies no nomination to RW.

    Anmanpan Wednesday, 11 December 2019 08:17 AM

    So Ranil is out. Good.

    joshua Wednesday, 11 December 2019 08:36 AM

    what about Buddhists who spread hatred? Are you OK with that??

    vithura Wednesday, 11 December 2019 12:30 PM

    What has religion got to do with politics and governance, are they pandering to those in yellow robes?


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