Written by Lahiru Fernando
19 Dec, 2014 | 8:09 pm
Issuing a communique on the recent remarks made by the Minister of Higher Education S.B. Dissanayake, the Friday Forum says that the Minister should make a public apology and resign.
The Friday Forum notes that on December 12, 2014, Minister of Higher Education, S.B. Dissanayake said on Sirasa TV, that the former President of Sri Lanka, Chandrika Kumaratunga should be “put down on the ground, trampled, stripped naked and made to run along the streets.”
It adds that this is a terrible statement to come from any individual, but that a Minister of Higher Education, a supposed role model for young people, felt it was even remotely appropriate for him to make such a statement, is truly appalling.
It further reads that, “As election fever for the presidential election mounts, there is a lot of talk about institutional change, better economics and a fight against corruption.”
The Friday Forum goes on to say that Minister Dissanayake should resign forthwith, making a public apology to Chandrika Kumaratunga and to the country and the Attorney General should look into the possibility of taking legal action against him.
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