Youth Affairs and Southern Development Minister Sagala Ratnayake said that the country’s entire system should be reshaped in terms of safeguarding the future of the youth.
He said so while attending the closing ceremony of the ‘Yowun Puraya 2018’, the national youth programme which was held at the Livestock Development Centre in Nikaweratiya on Saturday.
“Youthfulness is a radical fraction and as a government, we have a responsibility to guide such radicalism in the correct path. It was this radicalism supported to make a huge political turn in January and August 2015,” he said.
He said ‘Yowun Puraya’ was Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s concept and he had a future vision for these youths.
The Minister said that the time had come to stop family politics and everyone, including the youth, should be given an equal opportunity.
He added that despite the political situation in the country its entire system should be changed in order to create a better future for the youth. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)
Vajira Sunday, 01 April 2018 05:08 PM
Unless you FULLY empower the citizen through the RTO act, you cannot change the system.
Samson Sunday, 01 April 2018 05:10 PM
Good ideas dawn upon politicians when they are about to go home.
Johan Sunday, 01 April 2018 06:01 PM
We thought you would change the law and order systemOf the entire country but your performance was very poor which led to your resignation.Now what is the use howling
Dhammika Sunday, 01 April 2018 06:05 PM
When you in the UNP has failed since 08 Jan 2015 (over 3 years ) you guys come out with LAME excuses that the system must be changed . What happened to the promises you shouted before jan 2015 putting looters behind bars . Now you can see all these looters INFRONT of bars . ( FOREIGN LIQUIOR BARS ) late night , Every night . RIP UNP .
Ceylon Sunday, 01 April 2018 06:40 PM
He is now talking big. When he was the minister of law he supported and protected all the thieves.
Saman Sunday, 01 April 2018 06:57 PM
Not going to happen in Sri Lanka, No way. The only way that can implement is by putting a minimum educational level to politicians and by reducing the unlimited perks and benefits from taxpayers money.
Reviewcric Sunday, 01 April 2018 07:04 PM
A laughing stock minister talking about a laughing stock affair!
Sihab Sunday, 01 April 2018 07:23 PM
What system you all are talking about. It is shame on each and every Sri Lankan. We don’t have any system of government, any system of administration or whatever.
Irfan Sunday, 01 April 2018 07:33 PM
Stunned Citizen Sunday, 01 April 2018 07:43 PM
Firstly all politicians past and present should be sent home along with all the lackeys and henchmen.
Leo Sunday, 01 April 2018 07:56 PM
Correct. But changing doesn't mean continuing the 1977 failed experiment. It looks like you are continuing on that same path.
Perumal Sunday, 01 April 2018 08:42 PM
What he means is very simple. The entire system should be changed to accomodate rogues, murderers and robbers, regardless of their being Medamoolana or any other fame. As Minister of Law and Order he tried to do just that.
joe Sunday, 01 April 2018 08:52 PM
Let's start by changing PM on April 4th.
Pat Nama Sunday, 01 April 2018 08:59 PM
Sagala as usual talking no sense. When will they stop talking and start doing? 3 years wasted.
Gune Sunday, 01 April 2018 09:46 PM
Oh minister!!!!!!! Why did we give your party the mandate on Jan 2015.All of you sat around and did nothing and wasted the opportunity the people gave. Now face the consequences.
TONY Monday, 02 April 2018 08:56 AM
IT MUST INCLUDE BASIC EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND A POLICE REPORT FOR CANDIDATES SEEKING TO BE ELECTED TO A LOCAL BODY OR PARLIAMENT
Samson Monday, 02 April 2018 09:04 AM
You were elected in 2015 to change some systems. You have failed to respect those who gave you power. You have wasted 3 years of our time, so it is time to call it a day.
Neil Monday, 02 April 2018 10:20 AM
You guys had all the time in the world to do these. All these guys are big talkers but no action.
asela Monday, 02 April 2018 10:29 AM
when the government is changed the system will change automatically. Please leave the govt and go home.
SangAralingham Tuesday, 03 April 2018 08:43 AM
The entire system need to be changed who is speaking. Action with direction and plan and execution how who will be responsible how to implement when will be implement how it will implement by a group construction . All this how the group direction . Composition of the group from all provinces mix of sexes and professional and intellectuals not all politicians
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