Politicians ruin careers due to influence of spouses – MR

Mahinda Rajapaksa

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has stressed that most local politicians tend to ruin their political careers due to the unwelcome influence wielded by their spouses.

He stated that at a time when a discourse is taking place here concerning the plight of womenfolk, it was apt to see a book being published on the late First Lady Elina Jayewardene.

He was speaking at an event held in Colombo yesterday (30), regarding the publication of a book on Elina Jayewardene by Sagarika Dissanayake and another written on former President J.R. Jayewardene by Pradeep Jayewardene.

(Source: Ceylon Today – By J.T. de Silva)