elections round the corner are being held at the right time.
Two Ministers give their views in this regard.
Education Ministry says it is not responsible for the
Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) General Secretary and
Petroleum Industries Minister -Susil Premajayantha
The Government dissolved the North Central, Eastern and
Sabaragamuwa Provincial Councils last week. How do you
assess the UPFA's strength in these PCs?
The UPFA launched a massive development drive in these
provinces during the past four years. We are quite sure of
victory at the election.
Why were the three PCs dissolved before their term?
The UPFA always had elections earlier than the due date. We
have never postponed the elections. Opposition political
parties have been given the opportunity to test their
strength. The people are also given the opportunity to
exercise their right to vote.
thrust on people
Vimukthi Peramune politburo member, MP Sunil Handunnetthi
Will your party contest the forthcoming PC elections?
yes, most likely
What are your views on the early dissolution of these PCs?
The people did not press for early elections which is now
being thrust upon them by the Government.
Minister -Bandula Gunawardena
The Supreme Court pronounced its order on the Z score case.
Will anybody be held responsible for this fiasco?
I was the third respondent and the Examinations Chief was
the first respondent in the case. The Supreme Court
judgement has cleared both of us.
It is the examinations department that calculated the
Z-Score on the 2011 GCE Advanced Level examination results.
Are they not responsible at all?
The Examinations Department's Z Score calculations were
based on a formula devised by an expert Committee appointed
by the University Grants Commission. The Examinations
Department is also not responsible.