Huge manapeys no guarantee for Ministership - President
Mar 25, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday emphasised that it would not be the number of votes garnered which would decide the fate of a candidate when it came to deciding the future ministerial positions, but their ability, commitment and productivity.
"I prefer a Parliament which could work more than talk. As such I would not hesitate to give pride of place to persons who could deliver desired results effectively when fulfilling peoples wishes," President Rajapaksa said.
The President said so addressing a massive public rally in Welimada held in support of candidates contesting the April 8 Parliamentary polls under the UPFA banner. President Rajapaksa told the people of Badulla who had gathered in large numbers at Keppetipola, Welimada that their first duty was to ensure victory for the ’betel’ leaf.
"A vote for "Betel" leaf is a vote for me, then you have three preferences. Use all three and appoint candidates of your choice," he added.