The Indian Federation of Working Journalists (IFWJ) has written to President Maithripala Sirisena warning him of some impersonators who are to attend an event in Colombo.
The first 21 months of the 'good governance' government was an exercise in 'gimmick politics' (politics based on optics), which refused to deal with the ground realities that were increasingly becoming difficult to ignore. The 6.2 million people who voted for 'change' expected results and were increasingly getting tired of various reasons offered by the government for not punishing those guilty of vast financial irregularities. Apart from a few hundred thousands of people, most Sri Lankans are disillusioned with the 'good governance'. Good governance has become a 'bad word'.
Prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has mediated to prevent a major financial fraud through the awarding of the construction of the third phase of the Colombo-Kandy central expressway project to Japan’s Taisei Corporation.
Although a licensed Accountant has been appointed to the post of Financial Director of the Sri Lanka Army, the current Director Finance has so far not vacated the office allocated to the post, compelling the newly appointed director to function from the Defence Ministry premises.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has vowed to commit himself upon his return to the country, to resolving the political dispute that has arisen between the government and the civil society organisations, who worked tirelessly and with commitment to bring the common presidential candidate and the good governance regime to power.