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The chairman of the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) and convener of the Pivithuru Hetak organization, the Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thera said today he was disappointed that the government was not keeping the promises it had made to the people before the presidential election.

The Ven thera said at a news conference that the government had failed to punish fraudsters and those who had misused public property and been involved in large scale corruption.

 The Thera added that the government’s inaction towards the wrongdoers could be due to the  inefficiency of the state mechanism and to gain political advantages through political strategies.

He said the president should take steps to set up a national government because they promised at the presidential election that the 100 day programme included the constitutional reforms and a change in the electoral systems, done through a national government.

“We promised not to set up a UNP government but only to make Ranil Wickremesinghe the prime minister. We promised to set up a national government with the support of all the political parties -- SLFP, UNP, JVP and the JHU,” he said. (Ajith Siriwardana)










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  • OMG Wednesday, 04 March 2015 10:54 AM

    I am sure the government is doing what they promised but the speed has been slow. The previous regime has pumped billions of cash into the hands of trouble makers and any action without making a supportive environment might be disastrous.

    ruwani perera Wednesday, 04 March 2015 12:32 PM

    This monk could not understand the gravity of the campaign he lead. In the end we lost the leadership and the spirit of a rising nation due to allegations unproved and bogus promises. Monk was cheated which is alright as an individual. but he mislead millions. Enjoy yahapalanaya!

    Sonali De Silva Wednesday, 04 March 2015 01:20 PM

    He does not have to worry for long. If this govt. does not walk the talk they will be dealt with in April. The consequences will be unfathomable. So lets hope they will wake up and deliver what they promised.

    BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 04 March 2015 09:03 AM

    The new regime, which was part and parcel of a corrupt regime has just taken over a corrupt system promising to make it uncorrupt. The question is, the Rajapakse regime made it a point to ingrain corruption at all levels, therefore when A is charged, A is able to comfortably point the finger at B, C, D until Z.

    LogicalCitizen Wednesday, 04 March 2015 09:59 AM

    How can government take action without real evidence and wrong-doers? It was just a gimmick to get votes - ask your layman minister. The most corrupted persons are still in the cabinet and in SLFP under new President as well.

    Romeo Wednesday, 04 March 2015 10:08 AM

    well said.. Agree.. A knowledgeable and very practical Monk. Though I am a Muslim. I admire him.

    KABOOS Wednesday, 04 March 2015 03:31 PM

    REVENGE IS A GOOD DISH TO BE SERVED IN COLD


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