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Dr. Nesaih returns 'Deshamanya' award ...  being disgusted of President!

Dr. Nesaih returns 'Deshamanya' award ...being disgusted of President!

Dr. Devanesan Nesiah has forwarded a letter to President Maithripala Sirisena by stating that his feelings of democracy has been dashed on the floor because of decisions the President has taken during the past week and the Deshamanya Award bestowed on him last year be directed back to Presidential Secretariat. Dr. Nesiah has mentioned in the letter that under conditions that has cropped up in Sri Lanka, what he sees as a national patriot is that he has no other alternative than return the award and certificate back to
President. He has also added that during the history of his tenure for 60 years in the administration service he has been subjected to pressure of various sorts by both UNP and SLFP governments. Dr. Nesiah also added that on the occasion that Mr. Maithripala Sirisena was appointed to the position of President, he and his friends were highly happy; but by now that feeling has changed.

The National Awards ceremony (2017) was held on March 20th last year at Nelum Pokuna Theatre under President Maithripala Sirisena in a grand manner to felicitate distinguished Sri Lankans who engaged in activities for the motherland and 10 Deshamanya awards were presented on that occasion as a tribute for the great and praiseworthy service rendered by them. 

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