Lankapage Logo CP 19 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* People's representatives should set an example to the public - President
Sun, Mar 18, 2018, 09:26 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 18, Colombo: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena says people's representatives should set an example to the public with their conduct and behavior to create a political culture with a high standard and quality.

The President said this during a meeting with the Sri Lanka Freedom Party and United Peoples' Freedom Alliance members who secured victory at the last month's Local Government Elections at the Presidentís House in Colombo on Sunday.

The President told the new councilors that they should fully contribute to resolve the people's issues in accordance with a timetable and be patient, attentive and principled and not leading to conflicts with the public.

President Sirisena also pointed out the need to work without fraud and corruption to achieve development targets while listening to the public voice. He requested the Peoples' representatives to work with commitment for public service with quality views with a value.

The President express confidence that the new representatives will strengthen the party to continue its political and development agenda properly and strongly fixing the shortcomings while not discouraged by the last local government election results.

He requested them to take part in every local council meeting providing their quality ideas and suggestions and commit to public service. He also asked them to read books and newspapers and gain knowledge to achieve a better political future.

The President assured that he will provide provisions for the development activities in the areas represented by the councilors and if necessary to give more financial assistance after assessing the progress.

At the occasion, the local government representatives pledged to function in honest and committed manner for a clean political movement.

SLFP Senior Vice Chairman Nimal Siripala de Silva, General Secretary Duminda Dissanayake, UPFA General Secretary Mahinda Amaraweera and Minister Faizer Mustapha also expressed their views on the occasion.

 

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
Minister Malik Samarawickrama leads high powered delegation to promote investment and exports in Germany
-- [58 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka's Constitutional Council's term ends
-- [8 hours ago]
Two suspects including a saffron-robed arrested for attempting to sell a Valampuri conch shell
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lankan President to leave for US today to attend UN General Assembly
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lankan Marine biologist, Asha de Vos Global winner of Study UK Alumni Awards 2018
Sri Lanka Finance Minister says depreciation of rupee not an indicator of fall in economy
Sri Lanka nationwide inflation declines to 2.5 percent in August 2018
Free unlimited medical consultations now on Sri Lanka's meditech app oDoc
Number of chronic kidney disease patients in Sri Lanka are decreasing, President says
Sri Lanka parliament suspends JO MP Wimal Weerawansa for two weeks

Copyright © 2000, 2016 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.