Vote for any animal but not betel leaf: CBK
Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike said the people could vote for any animal and not for the betel leaf symbol or the hand symbol at the forthcoming general elections if they wanted to save the country from corrupt individuals.
Addressing several public meetings in Embilipitiya and the Eheliyagoda towns the former President said the UNP, the Hela Urumaya, a faction of the SLFP and the Leftist parties had joined hands on January 8 to bring about a change and to form a national government.
The JVP was not directly involved in the campaign but it supported.
“Again the main constituent parties of the national government are contesting the general elections to take forward the policy of national government.
“Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka’s Democratic Party is contesting the election in the hope of winning as a separate group. However, he will support the national government that would be formed after the election.
“The corrupt rule should be wiped out and a new system of government without political differences should be formed. It is the duty of the people to support forces that have undertaken to move forward that object.
“On the other hand, my party has fallen prey to robbers. The situation is beyond the control of President Maithripala Sirisena, even though he is the Chairman.
“The corrupt individuals cannot be expected to lead the country along the right path. The Citizen’s Force is not affiliated to any political party. A vote for the UNP is not a vote for a political party but for a movement that could build the country. Now democracy in the country has been restored and we can chase away the corrupt representatives,” she said.
(Source: Daily Mirror)
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Ah! Corruption A-L-L-E-G-T-I-O-N again.
SL may not have the best legal system in the world. But it has at least a judiciary good enough to get those perpetrators of corruption before the court at least once during the last seven months and prove one single A-L-L-E-G-T-I-O-N .
You knew the election was coming and should have done this. Since that has not happened, your A-L-L-E-G-T-I-O-N=s remains worthless and unproven, and you looks more and more like a mad woman full of hatred of your political enemy, hell bent on destroying the party, since you have been outwitted, not once, but twice!
This is a valuable message from our former President, Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaranatunge.
The Bandaranaike family have provided unstinted leadership to our nation over 2 generations.
SWRD inculcated a deep sense of patriotism amongst his family. This enabled late Sirimavo and Chandrika and Anura to embrace public office and deliver leadership to the citizens of our land.
Sirimavo was such a patriot that she was persecuted by the all-powerful dictator, JRJ. He simply feared her presence and viewed her as a threat.
Chandrika was caught between a rock and a hard place with the tamil tigers screaming threats to her existence. But she retained composure. She directed the armed forces to undertake a just war with zero impact on the community. She paid dearly for this patriotic gesture with one eye.
Chandrika retired gracefully at the end of her term.
Persons who are true patriots do suffer when power is used by their successors to destroy all that was gained in tenures of previous incumbents.
Ranasinghe Premadasa and Mahinda Rajapaksa destroyed the nation. They desecrated the sacred portals that had been created meticulously by society since independence.
The nation suffered in silence.
It is time now to establish freedom; it is time now to establish a new order. It is time now to vote.