“Though the common nature of the world politics as well as national politics is that power corrupts the politician, it is the responsibility of the politician not to be destructed from power but to use that power for the betterment of the people”, says President Maithripala Sirisena.
He made these remarks after unveiling a portrait of late President D. B. Wijeythunga today (Feb. 11) at the Parliament premises.
“In an era, in which the values of the politicians were destroyed due to power, the late President D. B. Wijeythunga was an exemplary leader”, the President said.
“A leader who use the power not for improving his own power but for the betterment of the people is an ideal leader. When we make judgments about all political characters, there are many examples can be taken from the political life of Mr. D. B. Wijeythunga”, the President further stated.
Venerable Mahasanga, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya and the Opposition Leader R. Sampanthan, the late President’s daughter and other relatives and many other participated at this event.