Prof. Wi­jesuriya re­grets bring­ing MS, Ranil to of­fice

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For­mer Pres­i­dent Chan­drika Ku­maratunga told us that Maithri­pala Sirisena should be se­lected as the pres­i­den­tial candidate as he was not cor­rupt, a non-racist, and an ex­pe­ri­enced and hon­est man. But the en­tire coun­try knows that all these have been proven false

Na­tional Move­ment for a Just So­ci­ety Con­venor Sarath Wi­jesuriya said yes­ter­day they deeply re­gret­ted be­ing part of the blun­der of help­ing to elect Maithri­pala Sirisena as Pres­i­dent and Ranil Wick­remesinghe as Prime Min­is­ter in 2015.

Mr. Wick­remesinghe’s short-sighted politics, self con­ceit, lack of re­spon­si­bil­ity to the peo­ple and in­sen­si­tiv­ity to pub­lic opinion has been the main rea­son for the fail­ure of good gov­er­nance

He made this state­ment while ad­dress­ing the 77th birth an­niver­sary event of Ven. Madu­luwawe So­bitha Thera held at the BMICH.

“For­mer Pres­i­dent Chan­drika Ku­maratunga told us that Maithri­pala Sirisena should be se­lected as the pres­i­den­tial candidate as he was not cor­rupt, a non-racist, and an ex­pe­ri­enced and hon­est man. But the en­tire coun­try knows that all these have been proven false,” Prof. Wi­jesuriya said.“we ac­cused for­mer pres­i­dent Mahinda Ra­japaksa of tour­ing the world at the cost of peo­ple’s money. But Pres­i­dent Sirisena has proved that he has gone be­yond Mr. Ra­japaksa in these as­pects.” He said there was a need for a Con­sti­tu­tional Coun­cil be­cause Mr Ra­japaksa bla­tantly in­flu­enced the Ju­di­ciary but Pres­i­dent Sirisena in­sulted it say­ing it was sim­i­lar to an abused child af­ter he was un­able to ap­point the judges he wanted.

He said Prime Min­is­ter Ranil Wick­remesinghe’s short sighted politics, self con­ceit, lack of re­spon­si­bil­ity to the peo­ple and in­sen­si­tiv­ity to pub­lic opinion has been the main rea­son for the fail­ure of good gov­er­nance.

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