Every leader in present politics should retire and offer space to new faces - CBK

Every leader in present politics should retire and offer space to new faces - CBK

30 June 2020 09:18 am

Every leader in present politics should retire and hand over the positions to new persons in a preface to build this country, former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga emphasised. 

"I was forced into politics, but in five years time I understood that a majority of the 225 parliamentarians who call themselves politicians cannot build this country. None of them can. Many have taken a habit of entering Parliament to commit theft by making themselves up.

So, I do not prefer to do politics with such persons. I do not have greediness to become a President or a Prime Minister after I signed off from being one. Neither do I wish to become someone who is desperate of becoming a condemned member of parliament who was once a 'god-almightly President' - pardon me for using that word."  

It is better if all pf these leaders return to their homes, enjoy their retirement plan and let the new comers fill the spaces, the former President said, thereby suggesting that the country could be developed by doing so.

She made these observations speaking to reporters after laynig the foundation stone for an anicut in Horowpathana area in celebration of her 75th birthday.