Jan 18, 2017

Marikkar on Govt.'s weakness & opposition's strength Featured

Parliamentarian S.M. Marikkar says that the greatest weakness of the government is the lack of marketing skills.

Speaking at the HE forum held in Colombo yesterday (17) to mark the 1st anniversary of the magazine, the MP also said that this was the greatest strength of the opposition, despite having lesser resources when compared to the government.

For example, the government is not capable of promoting positive aspects of Good Governance such as the 19th Amendment and the establishment of commissions.

The forum, moderated by the magazine's co-editors - Kanchana Dasanayake and Saranga Wijeratne featured a panel discussion which critically evaluated the policies of first two years of the present government and its future.

Prof. Rohan Samarajeewa, Prof. Sirimal Abeyratne, Dr. Dayan Jayathilaka and Prof. Suren Rāghavan attended as panelists.

President Maithripala Sirisena attended as chief guest of the event which featured many distinguished personalities.

Dr. Sayuru Samarasundera, the chairman of the magazine's publishing house - Asia Media Corporation handed over the magazine's anniversary edition to President Maithripala Sirisena.