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President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has said that he has given thought to change the current practice of useless and expensive election campaigns, the President's Media Division said.

The President has expressed these views when be met with the Maha Nayake of Kotte Sri Kalyani Samagri Dhrama Maha Sanga Sabha, Most Ven. Dr. Iththapana Dhammalankara Thera and His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith at the Presidential Secretariat today.

At the meeting, His Eminence Cardinal Ranjth has observed that the time has come to deviate from election propaganda that is wasteful and spiteful and adopt a new political culture.

Meanwhile, Ven. Dhammalankara Thera has pointed out that some tanks and irrigation schemes have been neglected in areas where agricultural crops are cultivated.

The President's Media Division said President Rajapaksa has responded saying that funds will be allocated to renovate these tanks and irrigation canals from the next Budget.

Secretary to the President Dr P. B. Jayasundera and Principal Advisor to the President Lalith Weeratunga were also present at the discussion. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

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  • vince Tuesday, 28 April 2020 08:49 PM

    about me too. light bulb moment?

    Kalusudda. Tuesday, 28 April 2020 08:54 PM

    Excellent idea. Let the political partys and contestants publish their manifestos and put them through letter boxes. No meetings, no loud speakers, no banners nor flags on the roads. SL should grow up and show to the rest of the world how election propaganda carried out.

    harsha sk Tuesday, 28 April 2020 09:12 PM

    Tell your brothers first.

    Jude Tuesday, 28 April 2020 09:43 PM

    DON'T hold elections for NEXT 5 years!!! Install caretaker gov't with 20 cabinet ministers!!. Appoint Governors to all provinces!!

    Leslie Gunatilleka Tuesday, 28 April 2020 10:04 PM

    Congratulations Mr President. For a start, drastically reduce the utterly wasteful expenditure for electioneering. Secondly, use your Good Office to Reduce the number of Parliamentarians by 50%. The entire Country will be with you. Good luck Sir.

    Uali Thursday, 30 April 2020 06:09 AM

    Spending colossal amount of money on useless group of people is truly waist,otherwise remove their exorbitant salaries,unethical pension extra perks then only true social workers Will come forward to ne appointed as MPs

    Sen Thursday, 30 April 2020 06:17 AM

    People use to teller machine tp collect money for requirements,ots simple and familiar ,why election commission use that method for future elections,om the screen you can show what usually shown on ballot paper amd voter just have to touch it


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