Citizens should overcome ‘slave mentality’ – Wijeyadasa

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Minister of Justice, Prison Affairs, and Constitutional Reforms, Dr. Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe said the “slave mentality”of citizens has become a key factor in the emergence of a corrupt political system.

The Minister said to change this situation, this attitude should be changed, along with the existing political and electoral system.

He also said through such a change, a new system can be developed to create a good political culture and protect the rights of the citizenry.

He observed that there is a deterioration of human virtues and they should be protected by law.

The Minister further said women hold high positions in the judicial system as well as in other top institutions.

“It ispromising to see women progressing in this manner,” he said.

Rajapakshe said this at an event on women’s rights in Colpetty.

By Kumudu Upul Shantha