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‘Relatives of six politicos contest polls’

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The Eksath Jathika Bhikku Peramuna today revealed that close relatives of six leading politicians including the husband of a Minister, sons of a Minister and a Deputy Minister were to contest the forthcoming provincial council elections despite assurances given by the ruling UPFA that relatives of politicos would not be allowed to contest this time.

Addressing a press conference in Colombo its General Secretary Ven. Thiniyawala Palitha Thera requested the people of the North Central, Sabaragamuwa and Eastern Provinces not to vote for relatives of politicians contesting the upcoming elections.

The Ven. Thera said this was a disturbing trend as it would be a case of securing wealth and power for the families of these politicians rather than serving the people. “This would also lead to widespread corruption,” he said. (Yohan Perera)

 
 

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-158+43 # ceylon 2012-07-15 20:09
He should not be requesting people how to vote but to be in the temple and preach religion.
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-0+27 # Sammy 2012-07-16 14:45
As conscience keepers of society he is right in pointing out these anomalies, as long as there is no direct involvement or interference.
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-21+50 # Imran Hussein 2012-07-15 21:09
Now what side he is on?
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-7+142 # Ranjit 2012-07-15 23:09
He can be a neutral person. You must voice your opinion which is correct
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-2+132 # Bigsam 2012-07-15 21:30
This is peanuts compared to the relationships at the highest levels.
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-1+66 # Sapumal Bandara 2012-07-15 22:00
Palitha Hamuduruwaney, kyanakota ehemai, karanakota mehemai!

Kiwway nam nomination denney naha kiyalai, ehema nevada Hamuduruwaney?

Aney ithin wechcha deyta mak koranna da?
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-4+108 # Godagampala Rohana 2012-07-15 22:09
Ven. Palitha Thera is absolutely correct, UPFA General Secretary please don't conn. You are a liar.
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-1+86 # Amarathunga Chandika 2012-07-15 22:14
MR are you really following - the wording, I will do what I say and say what I do? Then as a policy you have told that you will not allow any Politicians Family Members will not be allowed to contest, but what has happened?
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-1+75 # Amarathunga Chandika 2012-07-15 22:16
Hon Ven Palitha Thera, release a public notification to My3pala Sirisena to remove all the nominations filled by the Ministers Relations.
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-1+77 # Kiris Baba Amaray 2012-07-15 22:18
The opposition parties should get into the streets and protest this Election,
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-1+88 # AMG 2012-07-15 23:20
Please don't vote for them !
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-0+25 # sandman 2012-07-16 12:03
Yes this is the BEST TREATMENT for them. The public should ENSURE that these relatives DO NOT GET INTO any positions.
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-0+14 # Cobra 2012-07-16 09:37
So what was all the ho ha about at the SLFP meeting that said no to relatives contesting? Boru purajeru!!!
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-0+10 # shantha madawela 2012-07-16 12:43
You just wait and see.....
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-1+10 # upul 2012-07-16 13:22
Ape Hamuduruwane,

You better involve in establishing Law and Order in the country . At least Independent commissions. Then people have free hand to exercise their choice. Now even they voted against them, what will happen after counting the votes ?
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-0+2 # shantha madawela 2012-07-16 15:00
Dont tourch me......
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-0+8 # backstreetboys 2012-07-16 15:10
TAX MONEY WILL BE WASTED AND WRONG PEOPLE WILL BE ELECTED AS USUAL
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-0+5 # Nodrog 2012-07-16 17:03
Following the example of the very highest...
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