Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka's former President not decided to contest at a future Presidential election
Mon, Apr 7, 2014, 11:41 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 07, Colombo: Former President of Sri Lanka Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga said that she has not decided to contest at a future Presidential election although she is now able to contest to office again.

Referring to President Mahinda Rajapaksa Kumaratunga said that she can now contest for office due to the amendment introduced by persons hoping to stay in power forever.

She made this statement at a function held in honor of the political leaders and all who helped to initiate the Udawalawe and Chandrika Weva schemes in Embilipitiya.

The former President also observed that if the opposition did not act properly and unseat this government democratically, the people would revolt as has happened in some countries.

She said that many politicians and other supporters had asked her to amend the Constitution and contest the presidency for a third time, but she had refused as she is not greedy for power.

"Things are different now and everyone wants to get rich through politics. When I was in power I did everything possible to control corruption and fraud and strengthened institutions like the Bribery Commission," Kumaratunga said.

She added that unlike at present she did not earn any money in undue methods and is now living by selling parts of her inheritance.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lankan government seeks parliament approval for 45-member cabinet
-- [5 hours ago]
PM discusses Sri Lanka Navy's strategies with Commander
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka mulls restricting visitors to national parks to prevent animal deaths by speeding vehicles
-- [6 hours ago]
Young Sri Lankan women seeking jobs in IT, Finance and Telecommunication industries - report
-- [7 hours ago]
President emphasizes the need to reorganize Sri Lanka Freedom Party
-- [8 hours ago]
India offers scholarships to children of Sri Lanka estate workers
-- [9 hours ago]
Religious ceremonies held to celebrate Sri Lankan President's birthday
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka becomes a fully-fledged member of the Budapest Convention on Cybercrime
Former Sri Lankan President Chandrika to attend conference with Indian PM
Industrial development essential for economic growth in Sri Lanka - ADB study

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.