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* 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.

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