The nepotism powered yahapalanaya government led by President Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is due to bring the President’s daughter Chathurika Sirisena into the public limelight once again. This time the Civil Security Department which comes under the Ministry of Defence, has invited her to be the chief guest at the BMICH on the 28th December 2015. Two hundred and two houses and educational material are to be handed over to identified CSD members and their children. This was revealed by CSD spokesman Major Vajira Kumaratunga recently.
Under the current program 32,338 children of CSD personnel will stand to benefit when educational material and laptops are to be distributed costing Rs10.2 million
A senior government official commented that this project is a a good one, but bringing in the Head of State’s daughter Chathurika where President Sirisena himself is the Minister of Defence is nothing but blatant nepotism he said.
“We do have enough of other distinguished people in the Ministry of Defence who could be bestowed this honor. Did we not have enough of the past president Rajapaksa’s siblings and close family members ruling the roost?” he asked.
One of President Sirisena’s pre-election promises was to end the nepotism rule of the former Rajapaksa regime and cited this as one of the reasons for his breaking of ties with the former President.
Colombo Telegraph earlier exposed the current President’s daughter Chathu’s attempts of gaining political mileage when she got government officials and policemen to tag along with her on her personal fact finding missions in the Pollonnaruwa electorate. Chathu was also noted to have being invited as the chief guest at the National Kite Festival, besides also being invited as the chief guest at the Seevali Girls School Gampaha and Royal College Pollannaruwa.
The annual concert of the Naval Pre-schools of SLNS Gamunu, SLNS Tissa and SLNS Dakshina were held at the Navy Headquarters in Colombo on 06th December 2015 and Chathurika Sirisena graced the occasion as the Chief Guest, the Navy website said.
It was also reported that on multiple occasions Chathurika Sirisena was photographed to have been accompanied by PSD security detail for these functions, despite her being an ordinary citizen.
*The annual concert of the Naval Pre-schools