Activists rally to call for public representatives who have clean backgrounds

Activists rally to call for public representatives who have clean backgrounds

Activists rally to call for public representatives who have clean backgrounds

Written by Staff Writer

25 Jun, 2015 | 10:07 pm

A group of public activists are attempting to raise awareness on the need to elect public representatives with clean backgrounds to parliament.

Members of the campaign for clean and competent candidates convened a press conference in Colombo on Thursday June 25.

Former political activist Sarath Wickremesinghe said that according to the present electoral system, once a candidate is elected in this country, a voter cannot do anything to change this and must wait till the next election to make his voice heard. He added that the primary goal needs to be elect suitable candidates.

Veteran Journalist Edwin Ariyadasa noted that they have to educate people and have to give a new enlightened attitude towards the masses about the need to select the right people to govern.

Speaking further, he added thatt his is a tremendous task because it has not happened in this country for quite a long while, noting this is a daring movement.

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