SLFP to act against its secretary
Disciplinary action will be taken against Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) General Secretary Duminda Dissanayake, who is also the Minister for Agriculture, over the malpractice he allegedly committed while in office, said SLFP member of the Joint Opposition, MP Vidura Wickremenayake.
Speaking to Ceylon Today, he emphasized that the financial malpractice committed by Dissanayake must be accounted for.He added,
“Under his leadership the ministry has undergone a daylight robbery. They have leased a building for millions of rupees, so far they have not occupied it. More than half of that money has been paid to the dealer. We heard that a lot of renovations are yet to be done, including the elevator. This is financial malpractice. Will they conduct an inquiry into this? The government preaches good governance. But it should start at home.”
He made this remark in reference to the disciplinary action taken against MP Sanath Nishantha, who had allegedly made disparaging remarks about the SLFP Chairperson, President Maithripala Sirisena.
Speaking to Ceylon Today he noted that the SLFP central committee should prioritize the interests of its members and look into their grievances rather than taking disciplinary action. He continued, “They should investigate the truth about this. They should find the causes for this, and under which circumstances it was done. You can always suspend the membership, but is this the time for that? They should understand that instead of joining the government we are in the Opposition. The Opposition is the next government.
Rather than distracting people, we have to focus on working with them. These MPS have the backing of the masses as opposed to those appointed via the national list. We have to weigh the pros and cons of all of these with regard to the future of the party. I personally believe that there should be discipline. They should start with the general secretary of the party.”
(Source: Ceylon Today – By Shaahidah Riza)
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Aha ha so now the joint opposition that wants him out, why is it because they want to put the former president in that place, it seems Mr. Duminda is doing a good job and it seems its hurting the so called joint opposition who finds Mr. Duminda and obstacle to them,
For the first time let me congratulate you ,Dear Concerned , for your splendid piece of appreciation in defense of a young ,energetic and highly respected Minister of the ‘yahapalanaya ‘ government who is also the General Secretary of the SLFP. This government came to power promising to prosecute all those responsible for financial embezzlement in the Rajapaksha Regime. The gov, is doing just that. The members of the present parliament do not fall into that category. Hence if any charge is liable to be framed against any joint opposition member all what he has to do is to go to the President and beg he be forgiven and that he is prepared to join the ruling party with atleast a junior ministerial post. After all there is no restriction on the number of Ministries or junior ministerial posts. All 225 members can be accommodated and perhaps we would have created a Guiness Record.
If any one refuses to join the group he will have to face the music. We shall enjoy the My3-Ra nil combo. Music. Tune will be provided with the compliments of Uncle Sam .
The government would have achieved a hundred per cent hybrid outfit.