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DEW Gunasekara commemorates 60 years in his political career

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By ITN News Editor July 11, 2019 19:21

DEW Gunasekara commemorates 60 years in his political career

60 years had passed in the political career of a senior politician which is an outstanding character of the local leftist politics DEW Gunasekara.
The DEW Gunasekara felicitation ceremony titled 60 years of DEW politics was held at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall. The commemorative ceremony was held under the patronage of former Nepalese Prime Minister and Senior Leader of the Nepal Communist Party Madav Kuman Nepal. Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa, Prliamentarian R. Sambandan and many Government as well as Opposition politicians grades the occasion.
Expressing his views on the occasion the former Nepalese Prime Minister said that DEW Gunasekara is a great leader who feels the pulse of the suppressed and underprivileged class. Although President Maithripala Sirisena is out of the country, he address the function from abroad.
The President said that DEW Gunasekara is an outstanding character in the local leftist politics. He is an honest politician devoid of fraud.
Speaker Karu Jayasuriya said that if he always saw a shortcoming in Parliament is was the absenteeism of DEW Gunasekara. Although both of them had different political views they could sit together they received an opportunity of exchanging views with respect to national and social problems. He had the courage and neveer hesitated in criticizing a mistake of any Parliamentarian of head of Department.
Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa said that from the past both of them worked together. He always adhered to the views o DEW but the only occasion he did not heed his call was to remain without going for an election in 2015. It was on this day that he did not take notice of his advice.
DEW Gunasekara said that 60 years of political life is a very long period. He said that it was only he who had passed the political period of Dudley Senanayake, Sirimavo Bandaranaike and J.R. Jayaawardena. It is not because of any specialty him but he said he was living because of the power of medical history. But he said the other point is that he entered his political career at a younger age.
The launch of several books including the book of felicitation edited to mark the 60 year political career of DEW Gunasekara also took place on the occasion.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor July 11, 2019 19:21