Written by Lahiru Fernando
22 Jan, 2016 | 1:14 pm
Chairman of the National Youth Services Council, Attorney-at-Law Eranda Weliange has rejected claims that he has been chosen to assume the parliamentary seat left vacant after the demise of Minister of Lands M.K.A.D.S. Gunawardene.
Releasing a statement, Weliange noted that he has no need to lay claim to a parliamentary seat. His statement also refuted claims that he had visited Temple Trees in order to engage in discussions on assuming the position.
However, the Chairman of the National Youth Services Council did admit that he travelled to Temple Trees on a number of occasions in order to discuss several projects that the NYSC hopes to undertake in the future.
Weliange reiterated that he has a bigger responsibility to fulfill as the Chairman of the NYSC towards the youth of the country, and reiterated that he has no interest in a parliamentary seat.
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