CBK sees a threat to good governance

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Former President Chandrika Kumaratunga yesterday warned that there was a threat to good governance and to those who accepted good governance in Sri Lanka.

Speaking at an event at the New ToBUP_DFT_DFT-4-7wn Hall in Colombo today, the former President noted that while there were several political parties working together in the Government, all of them were working for good governance.

“There are those who were in the former Government and who reaped the benefits in the wrong way. They are now working against the new Government and good governance,” she said.

Kumaratunga, who played a key role in President Maithripala Sirisena’s victory at the 8 January presidential elections, also said that those who suffered from the war must have their rights secured.

She said that while the new Government was working towards addressing the concerns of those who suffered during the war, there were others who were attempting to derail that process.

Kumaratunga noted that a taskforce had also been appointed to look at the issues faced by the people who suffered due to the war in the North and East.

The former President also noted that it was not the duty of the Government to provide employment to each and every person in the State sector.

She said that the public must also get a good education and seek employment in the private sector as the Government alone cannot meet the demand for more jobs. (Colombo Gazette)