[CITIZENS' Mail - (12-11-2018)] | Daily News

[CITIZENS' Mail - (12-11-2018)]

Parliament stands dissolved!

So, the Parliament stands dissolved whether it is legal or not as some claim. The decision of President Maithripala Sirisena to dissolve parliament could be hailed as an end to the present crisis.

It could also be the beginning of another crisis depending on the nomination of candidates who have alleged accusations of various crimes. Some of our foolish voters may cast their votes on personal affiliations, and some on political party, whether the nomination of the candidate is worthy or not, which is not going to stop the present trend.

What we as voters should judiciously consider are the integrity and past records, if he had been a parliamentarian. Certainly not ‘Cross Overs’.

On the other hand, leaders of political parties should see to it that they nominate candidates on their past records of efficiency, honesty and not those self-seekers for favours. I remember former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa once saying what we need are those who love the country and its people and be honest in whatever they do or speak.

It is hoped this golden advice will prevail when nominating candidates by the party leader whom he supports and belong to and also other party leaders which will show how sincere they are.

It is hoped voters are politically educated enough to elect a candidate who will stand by the voter and the country for prosperity.

Let us hope and pray for sanity to prevail over political fanatics and self-seekers.

G. A. D. Sirimal


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