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Nomination Board to decide on Sarath Kumara

2013 Jul 13

Government Spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella yesterday said the Nomination Board for the forthcoming Provincial Council polls will decide on the future of disgraced former North-Western Provincial Council member, Ananda Sarath Kumara, who made a teacher kneel.

 

The Nomination Board, which will be appointed tomorrow, will take an appropriate decision, he told the weekly Cabinet news conference at the Media Ministry Auditorium.

 

He was responding to repeated questions from the media as to what action the government would take against the disgraced former provincial councillor in the light of the repeated assurances given by the government. Ceylon Today reported the Ceylon Teachers' Union (CTU) has asserted that its members would boycott elections duty, if Sarath Kumara was re-nominated for the NWPC polls.

 

Rambukwella also said the law will take its course when it comes to politicians committing crimes such as bribery and murder.

 

Responding to a question at the Cabinet briefing about the dwindling standards among politicians where politicians at the grassroots level were involved in a spate of crimes such as bribery, he said the law has taken its course for them. But when pressed about politicians, who have political patronage getting away, he said a large number of politicians, who are government members, did not escape with State patronage.
(RL)

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