Work for the people and country not elections – Weerasekara
By Nabiya Vaffoor
Politicians should work for the prosperity of the country and the welfare of the public, not focusing on elections and on votes, expressed Public Security Minister Rear Admiral (retired) Sarath Weerasekara.
Weerasekara made this comment at a ceremony to hand over houses, constructed under Laksada Sevana Housing Project, for those displaced by floods due to overflowing Kelani River and the collapsed Meethotamulla garbage dump. State Minister Dr. Nalaka Godahewa and Ministry officials were also present at the occasion.
“During the last election campaign I attended a public meeting around Meethotamulla and the people there had lost houses during the floods of 2016. One person told me that he had to stay in a Urea store. I looked into their problems and contacted the Urban Development Authority (UDA) and asked them to find a solution to the issue without treating it as an election promise. With the support of Dr. Godahewa and the UDA we were able to help the flood victims,” he added.