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* Sri Lankan President opens SLFP political academy to mold budding politicians to be assertive
Sun, Mar 19, 2017, 10:47 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena says the young politicians need to be assertive to stand up to their own beliefs and choose the correct path in their political journey.

"The country needs not the politicians who say 'yes' for everything, but young politicians who say 'that is not the way, this is the correct path," President Sirisena said.

The President was speaking at the opening ceremony of 'Deshapalana Shasthralaya' (political academy), inaugurated by the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Youth Front Sunday at the SLFP Headquarters.

"There is no need for songs of hosannas for the government in the future. This academy is for a political movement which will act with knowledge, wisdom and understanding," he said.

"The main challenge against building of a pure political movement is that the politicians don't have enough experience. All young politicians of the SLFP should know about the way of the party which had many ups and downs," the SLFP leader said.

He pointed out that any corrupted politician can wear white clothes and win elections due to the preferential vote system. "The breakdowns of the political parties and the worshipping for personalities in this political system can be changed only through the knowledge and understanding," he said.

"The SLFP was born by fulfilling the requirement of a patriotic force which admires the nationalism, our own values and Sri Lankan culture. Since its foundation, the SLFP is moving forward as a strong political party with a correct policy and philosophy," the President pointed out.

"The SLFP should be taken forward for honest and clean political movement. The party has come along a strong path for last two years. The women and young organizations of the party are now operating successfully," he stated.

"Nobody can move forward as a political movement without a correct philosophy, policy and program," the President said.

The Deshapalana Shasthralaya was established with the objective of creating clean politicians in the future. After the completion of three months course it offers certificate of international recognition.

The President said there were many discussions about establishing of this academy last few decades and expressed his satisfaction over the establishment of it under his leadership.

The President offered registration cards for the first three students of the academy. The 'Nidahas' newspaper was presented to the President at this occasion.

Ministers Mahinda Samarasinghe, Susil Premajayantha, Faizar Mustafa, Generala Secreatry of the SLFP Minister Duminda Dissanayake, President of the SLFP youth Front Shantha Bandara, and its Secretary Erick Prasanna Weerawardana were among those participated in this event.

 


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