Results show a polarised Colombo: Milinda

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United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) defeated mayoral candidate Milinda Moragoda said today the election results in Colombo showed not only the polarisation of the city and its surroundings but also the lack of trust between different groups – a problem he had often referred to.

In a statement, he said the citizens of Colombo had made their decision.

“I speak directly to those residents in Colombo who voted for me as well as to all my well-wishers who understand and share my beliefs and vision for our society. I would like to thank you for putting your trust in me.

We may not have ended up where we hoped to be, but I believe we have taken another step towards changing the political culture in our society. We tried to our best to keep the focus on the serious issues and challenges that face our City, on the need to bring our City together across ethnic, religious, class and political lines, and on the importance of the participation of citizens from all sections of society in the political process. Building bridges is not an easy task and is one that takes time.

The incomplete nature of the mandate given by the people of Colombo shows there is no agreement on policies that would take us forward. I will continue to try to build bridges between communities and work towards bringing about a positive change in our political culture," he said. (KB)

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  • Sukumar Thursday, 13 October 2011 05:40 AM

    Not only Colombo but all other districts as well

    Ahintha Thursday, 13 October 2011 12:46 PM

    i sincerely hope you will build birdges between communities and work bringning about positive changes? hmmm you have to work with other parties too. That's reaching out to all citizens of Sri Lanka. Just forget about parties whom you work for....work for our Country. If not for His Excellency the president, Mahinda Rajapakse no of your party people will exsist. His doing everything and holding the party together. hats off to the President.

    Heamu Thursday, 13 October 2011 03:01 AM

    Have a good birthday party.


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