Sunday, 29 December 2013 - 12:52
Minster Maithreepala explains why local government budgets were defeated
General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party Minister Maithreepala Sirisena states that the main reason for the situation in local government institutions regarding budgets is power and money.
Speaking during the ceremony to declare open the new auditorium in the Hikkaduwa Municipal Council Minister Sirisena stated that the situation that is prevalent when attempting to pass budgets is not the fault of the people alone, but a fault within the political system of the country.
Speaking further Minister Sirisena stated that if one wants to engage in a long journey in politics it is important to adhere to party principals, decisions taken by the leadership and to be disciplined.
He further stated that he has managed to be in politics for 47 years in the SLFP because he respected the party leadership and safeguarded its principles.