Drug dealers, ethanol dealers, bar owners, thugs and various other miscreants involved in anti-social activities have been included in the UPFA nomination list, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said.
He said without considering the broad request of the public that only suitable persons be given nomination by political parties, the UPFA has given nominations to various persons who had been proved to be involved in several serious misconducts and unruly activities.
The UPFA nomination list consists of rapists, murderers, drug dealers and thugs, the Prime Minister said.
“How can the country progress towards good governance if such people with dubious pasts and tainted character are voted to office?” he asked.
Prime Minister Wickremesinghe made these remarks at Katana on Thursday.