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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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  • shantha madawela Monday, 16 July 2012 07:13 AM

    You just wait and see.....

    upul Monday, 16 July 2012 07:52 AM

    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 ?

    Sammy Monday, 16 July 2012 09:15 AM

    As conscience keepers of society he is right in pointing out these anomalies, as long as there is no direct involvement or interference.

    shantha madawela Monday, 16 July 2012 09:30 AM

    Dont tourch me......

    backstreetboys Monday, 16 July 2012 09:40 AM

    TAX MONEY WILL BE WASTED AND WRONG PEOPLE WILL BE ELECTED AS USUAL

    Cobra Monday, 16 July 2012 04:07 AM

    So what was all the ho ha about at the SLFP meeting that said no to relatives contesting? Boru purajeru!!!

    Nodrog Monday, 16 July 2012 11:33 AM

    Following the example of the very highest...

    ceylon Sunday, 15 July 2012 02:39 PM

    He should not be requesting people how to vote but to be in the temple and preach religion.

    Imran Hussein Sunday, 15 July 2012 03:39 PM

    Now what side he is on?

    Bigsam Sunday, 15 July 2012 04:00 PM

    This is peanuts compared to the relationships at the highest levels.

    Sapumal Bandara Sunday, 15 July 2012 04:30 PM

    Palitha Hamuduruwaney, kyanakota ehemai, karanakota mehemai!

    Kiwway nam nomination denney naha kiyalai, ehema nevada Hamuduruwaney?

    Aney ithin wechcha deyta mak koranna da?

    Godagampala Rohana Sunday, 15 July 2012 04:39 PM

    Ven. Palitha Thera is absolutely correct, UPFA General Secretary please don't conn. You are a liar.

    Amarathunga Chandika Sunday, 15 July 2012 04:44 PM

    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?

    Amarathunga Chandika Sunday, 15 July 2012 04:46 PM

    Hon Ven Palitha Thera, release a public notification to My3pala Sirisena to remove all the nominations filled by the Ministers Relations.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Sunday, 15 July 2012 04:48 PM

    The opposition parties should get into the streets and protest this Election,

    Ranjit Sunday, 15 July 2012 05:39 PM

    He can be a neutral person. You must voice your opinion which is correct

    AMG Sunday, 15 July 2012 05:50 PM

    Please don't vote for them !

    sandman Monday, 16 July 2012 06:33 AM

    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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