‘Many politicians fail due to the actions of their wives,’ – PM Rajapaksa

‘Many politicians fail due to the actions of their wives,’ – PM Rajapaksa

‘Many politicians fail due to the actions of their wives,’ – PM Rajapaksa

Written by Zulfick Farzan

01 Oct, 2020 | 3:06 pm

Colombo (News 1st); Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said the future of those engaged in politics depends on the conduct of their spouses.

“The wives of certain politicians are the reason for the downfall of their husbands,” said the Prime Minister at an event to launch to books at the BMICH.

A book titled ‘Elina Jayewardene’ authored by Sagarika Dissanayake was launched at the event attended by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, former President Maithripala Sirisena, family members of the Jayewardene family, and others.

Prime Minister Rajapaksa, commenting on the biography ‘Elina Jayewardene’ the wife of late President JR Jayewardene, said many politicians fail due to the actions of their wives and they could learn from the life of Elina Jayewardene.

“I got to know of the late Elina Jayewardene when I was staying in a house next to the Jayewardenes. She was a humble character. Launching a book on her life story is timely and this book will help many, especially women,” said Prime Minister Rajapaksa.

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