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Politicians shouldn’t chase after positions: Kiriella


22 January 2020 06:41 pm - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Referring to the prevailing UNP leadership crisis, MP Lakshman Kiriella said they, as politicians, should not chase after positions, but positions should come in search of them, if they had worked properly.

Addressing a news briefing today, he said all leaders of the party including Ranil Wickremesinghe, Sajith Premadasa and Karu Jayasuriya should stand in unity for the sake of the people without giving so much priority to the leadership crisis.

“People accuse us for not raising our voices for their issues, such as cost of living as an opposition party rather than concentrating on the leadership crisis. There is a truth in this,” the MP said.

“What is important is to come out with a sensible programme to address the prevailing issues faced by the people. If we are casing after positions, we don’t have a path, he added.

Meanwhile, he said the incumbent Government was in quandary in terms of its own way forward.

“The Government has lost Rs. 600 billion due to the tax relief they offered to people. Now, they are in dilemma as to how they should find the revenue to fill the deficit.

However, he said people had not yet benefited from the relief that was introduced to them and added it seemed the Government had no move to table the tax relief in Parliament in order to get the approval so that they could be implemented in a legitimate manner. (By Sheain Fernandopulle)


  Comments - 8

  • Aj Wednesday, 22 January 2020 07:31 PM

    Shut up such fool u messed up be at home

    LAW Wednesday, 22 January 2020 08:50 PM

    Kiriella you haven't seen the light of day, in not understanding that the country does not need RW anymore. Go to a staunch SLAF or SLPP party supporter he too will agree that RW's time is way past. Any longer will be the death nail of the UNP.

    Raj Silva Wednesday, 22 January 2020 09:31 PM

    Politicians should not also hold on to positions if they have failed in their duty, but give it to someone who can handle it.

    G Das Wednesday, 22 January 2020 10:48 PM

    Mr Kiriella people like you should RETIRE if the UNP is to raise its head. You stink of CORRUPTION.

    NonResident Thursday, 23 January 2020 02:33 AM

    Chasing positions is not the problem! The biggest problem is clinging on to positions even after the public has been showing the door for over 25 years! What should we do with these morons, Mr.Genious?

    ram Thursday, 23 January 2020 02:36 AM

    well said. But, Sajth seems to be chasing the leadership position rather than position is looking for him

    Milinda Thursday, 23 January 2020 06:28 AM

    Minister of writing information. ohne gonekuta uddha kárannata puluwan! !! Your time is up for retirement from politics. If you contest at the next parliamentary elections the voters will dump you in to the garbage bin.

    Poli-Tikka Thursday, 23 January 2020 07:32 AM

    Problem is the POSITIONS are running after the POLITICIANS!!!

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