If elected - Sajith promises a Rs.20,000 handout to all

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Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) prime ministerial candidate Sajith Preamdasa pledged to distribute a Rs.20,000 handout to all Sri Lankans if elected to office on August 5, 2020.

He gave this assurance at election rallies in Thotalanaga and Kimbula Ela recently.

“Although US President Donald Trump repeatedly clashes with his democratic opponents but he has managed to enter into an agreement with the Democratic Party to distribute a handout to the people. The British government has decided to bear 80 per cent of the monthly salaries of all workers till the economy is back to normal.

Bangaladesh has decided to bear the entire cost of the salaries of all workers. However in Sri Lanka people have to go behind politicians even to obtain the Rs.5000 by the government,” Mr. Premadasa said.

“Some may ask how we are going to give this handout. I shall show how Ranasnghe Premadasa’s son does things,” he said and added that it was doubtful whether the UNP local government members who try to make things difficult for those who are support the SJB will be in a position to contest the next local government elections. (Yohan Perera)

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  • Hari M Wednesday, 01 July 2020 10:03 AM

    This guy is a joke, trying to buy votes than develop the country. Free handouts and a nation of lazy people. I am at loss to see that UNP has no alternate to Sajith and RW. What a shame.

    Patriot Wednesday, 01 July 2020 11:56 AM

    Is it Rs.20000 per month? Who will be eligible for this handout? From where the money will come? What effect it will have on Sri Lanka's poor economy?

    E. Fernando Wednesday, 01 July 2020 12:41 PM

    Why does he always talk about handouts, making it sound like people are beggars. We need plans on job creation, not this.

    Mubarack M Haniffa Wednesday, 01 July 2020 02:33 PM

    He should give them instead of fish a fishing rod.

    Senior Citizen Wednesday, 01 July 2020 02:32 PM

    Sir, I at 65 did not receive Rs 5000/- being a sick Senior Citizen. How can I be entitled for Rs 20,000/- ?

    Johan Wednesday, 01 July 2020 04:00 PM

    No the news is not correct.He says 20000 for middle class and low income familes after verifying their records for about 2 months until they recover from the pandemic suffering.

    UNPer Wednesday, 01 July 2020 04:13 PM

    Please please Mr Premadasa the many who will vote for the SJB for a variety of good reasons appeal to your sanity to be more responsible in your speech. Welfare Welfare and Welfare is not the answer to our problems. Be advised by guys like Eran

    UNPer Wednesday, 01 July 2020 04:13 PM

    Please please Mr Premadasa the many who will vote for the SJB for a variety of good reasons appeal to your sanity to be more responsible in your speech. Welfare Welfare and Welfare is not the answer to our problems. Be advised by guys like Eran

    MN Wednesday, 01 July 2020 04:16 PM

    Liar of the highest degree

    Kalusena Wednesday, 01 July 2020 04:25 PM

    He must be having a stash of money his father looted from people of SL.

    BE FAIR Wednesday, 01 July 2020 04:45 PM

    You know what, I like this Sajith Fellow.

    Dolly Wednesday, 01 July 2020 05:27 PM

    You are an idiot surrounded by another bunch of idiots like Ajith P. and Co. Who’s money are you going to give.? What your father earned while he was in power. Dolly

    Rohan Wednesday, 01 July 2020 05:30 PM

    Sajith Premadasa is crazy. I do not support any party but I think this notion of handouts is beyond belief. We cannot afford this kind of insanity just to win an election. The Rs5000 was grossly inadequate but Rs20000 to every family is utter stupidity.

    Raj Wednesday, 01 July 2020 05:52 PM

    He has two things to say. One he is Ranasinghe Prtemadasa's son another is Free handouts. Is he a local Robin Hood? Studied at LSE?

    Juanis Wednesday, 01 July 2020 06:18 PM

    The promise is to hand out Rs.20,000/ to all Sri Lankans ! Does he want to give this to the Billionaires too?

    FF Wednesday, 01 July 2020 10:27 PM

    WILL GOTA, MR, BASIL TOO WILL GET THIS MONEY??


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