Hirunika Premachandra, the daughter of slain Presidential Advisor Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra, polled the highest number of preferential votes of the UPFA in Colombo District at the Western Provincial Council Election, with more than 130,000 preferences. She vowed today that she would use her victory and her position to set Kolonnawa Electorate on the right path. She said she had many other plans lined up for the future in order to serve the public.
“Everyone knows that the Kolonnawa Electorate is the most corrupt in Colombo District, with many immoral activities going on. People have proved at this election that they want a change of leadership in Kolonnwa. I will use my influence and position as a provincial council member to put Kolonnawa on the correct path,” she said; adding that she had received more than 85% of the preferential votes in Kolonnawa.
Miss Premachandra said she was also able to win more votes for the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) in Colombo Central, where she is the party’s co-organiser, than it had won at previous Provincial Council Elections,
“Colombo Central is considered a UNP stronghold. It is also a multi ethnic electorate. But we were able to gain more votes than we did during previous Provincial Council Elections,” she said, at a media briefing held in Colombo to give credit to those who had helped her during the election campaign.
She said the youth of the country had lost faith in the present political system and that she would address the issues of the youth in the district: “Although I don’t expect a ministerial post in the provincial council, I will humbly accept it if I am offered one. But just being a provincial councilor is still a huge responsibility, and I will serve the people in that capacity,” she said.
Asserting that this was just the beginning of her political career, Miss Premachandra said she hoped to enter parliament in the future. (Lahiru Pothmulla and Sanath Desmond)(Pix by Pradeep Pathirana)
Video by Sanath Desmond
Comments - 23
hKhan Monday, 31 March 2014 07:51 PM
So you agree now it's in bad path also don't look only kolannawa whole Colombo please..
damaaldumeel Tuesday, 01 April 2014 01:32 AM
I like to hav a beautifull counciller.. via DM Android App
Ratavasiya Monday, 31 March 2014 08:24 PM
She is correct. You neeed political power to do keep the drug masters at bay.
Mohamed Tuesday, 01 April 2014 03:47 AM
your father has helped lots of Muslims in that area hope you continue the same without adopting the strategies of Masters to screw them
jim pappa Tuesday, 01 April 2014 03:48 AM
If you are aiming at taming the "kudu kings", sudu duwa, please tread carefully. Thy are a law unto themselves.
sam Friday, 04 April 2014 08:02 PM
Dear Hirunika Nangi,
please forget the past and get together with Mr. Duminda. Because he is also following our president MR and you also followed MR. We have to save the president and that is the first issue for the moment. Lalkantha is getting geared and we have to be careful.
Defeating JVP is important more than anything else. Please understand Hiru.
Pachaya Tuesday, 01 April 2014 07:45 AM
This is what all who elected for the first time uttered after elections. After a couple of months later they were not in the radar even in their respective home bases. Even if they were there you needed an appointment to get a DHARSHAN. Hope you will change this. via DM iPad app
justice Tuesday, 01 April 2014 08:06 AM
only fr kolonnawa.. via DM Android App
Good Citizen Monday, 31 March 2014 11:27 PM
Is it only Kolonnawa Electorate is most corrupt in Colombo District ? She has no idea in the real world
Public Wednesday, 02 April 2014 08:44 AM
First of all check if your intentions are in the right path or not! Do not concentrate only on Kolonnawa, we from other areas too voted to you on sympathy basis more than the Kolonnawa voters.
Dayawathie Tuesday, 01 April 2014 01:09 AM
Good luck Hirunika. Take care.
mack Tuesday, 01 April 2014 11:04 AM
your late dad was also ruling kolannawa for a long period I guess he could not put it in order all the best lady via DM Android App
Kudata thitha Tuesday, 01 April 2014 01:45 AM
Ekama eka deyak lab denna Colombo janathawa Rate janthawa beranna ara MATHAkA nathiwena KUDU RAJAGEN
Manel Tuesday, 01 April 2014 01:52 AM
You will do a great service not only to the Kolonnawa but to the whole country if you can get rid of drug barons and their MENTORS but can you do it?
ANTON Tuesday, 01 April 2014 01:57 AM
SHE MEAN KOLONNAWA WAS ON THE WRONG PATH TO DATE
ANTON Tuesday, 01 April 2014 02:03 AM
MADAM , DON'T GIVE US POUNDS OF PROMISES , JUST SHOW US AN OUNCE OF PERFORMANCE. , GOD BLESS YOU.
Saman Tuesday, 01 April 2014 02:31 AM
Congratulations Hirunika. Yes you are right. Please help and work on FAMILY UNITY. Family Harmony, love,sharing and the unity of the family is the foundation of a successful society. At least a family should eat the meals together while discussing their needs and achievements. Communication is the Key. Also eradicate Drugs from Colombo and re-habilitate the drug addicts. You can do it. Good luck and I wish you well.
seela Monday, 31 March 2014 06:06 PM
Yes mam,you will.What happend to Mahajana Party?.Jumping birdy!.
Olubakka Wednesday, 02 April 2014 10:27 AM
Big mouth. Now prove yourself. via DM iPad app
talal the global genius Tuesday, 01 April 2014 02:21 PM
let's wait and see ur service anyways goodluck
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Ammaa Monday, 31 March 2014 06:54 PM
Politics is dirty game, Bad and Ugly.
johan Tuesday, 01 April 2014 03:08 AM
Can you tell what is the right path?This is your maiden victory and speech only.But you cant do anything. I have seen the Sri Lankan history
SAM_SPARROW Tuesday, 01 April 2014 03:12 AM
Kolonnawa is already on the right path. You don't have to worry. You just start earning as a typical politician.
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