The 65th anniversary celebration of the SLFP is taking place at Kurunegala today (4th) while state property is being used for various activities of the celebration say reports.
Vehicles of Pradeshiya Sabhas around Kurunegala are being used to decorate Kurunegala town and photographs showing these vehicles being deployed for the celebration are being published by the media. Photographs of vehicles belonging to Panduwasnuwara, Mawathagama and Wariyapola Pradeshiya Sabhas being deployed for various chores of the celebration have been published.
During the former Mahinda Rajapaksa regime too state resources and funds were disgustfully used to boost the image of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Mr. Maithripala Sirisena’s administration came to power criticizing such acts of Rajapaksa regime and promising good governance and punishment for those who misused state property. However, state property is being blatantly used for the SLFP celebration and political analysts say such acts confirm that ‘yahapalana’ government is not different from corrupt administration of fraud carried out by Rajapaksa regime.