Written by Tharushan Fernando
03 Jul, 2015 | 10:44 pm
The Convener of the National Movement for a Just Society, Venerable Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero noted that the people need to take steps to ensure that corrupt persons are not re-elected to Parliament.
He added that there is no need to make individuals victorious, but instead it must be ensured that policies are victorious to cleanse the country – and there is a need for clean politics.
He further noted that persons who are not worth should not be elected, to Parliament as it is the people who have to pay their wages and provide the facilities. And in addition to that, after five years as an MP, they have to be given a pension too. He further stated that it is sad to see some when they retire as they wasted public money and never spoke a word on behalf of people in Parliament.
He went on to add that ballots must not be cast for the corrupt, persons with racing interests, book-keepers, ethanol dealers and owners of taverns and that it must be reiterated that suitable persons must be elected to parliament. The venerable thero urged the political parties to appoint suitable persons.
Attorney-at-law Ravi Jayawardena added that there was belief that the former president would retire after two tenures of Execetive President and that was the sort culture that was defeated. Even before six months have passed he has returned without making any apology to the people or making any confession.
He further stated that the president and all the political parties in the alliance must not allow the culture that was rejected by the people to re-emerge in the country and that corrupt persons should not be provided with nominations.
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