Use your vote to safeguard your future: Ranil

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People will have to think and decide as to who will safeguard their future on August 5 when they go to vote, former Prime Minister and UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe said today.

Addressing an election rally in Wellampitiya, Mr. Wickremesinghe said people will have to vote for someone who could perform when it comes to rebuilding the economy.

“One has to give some payment to those who have lost their jobs as a result of the Covid-19 crisis. It is essential to safeguard businesses. The country will have to face difficulties for one year. The government will have to bear the burden. We will obtain funds from donors even as long term loans," he said.

"There will be one year without significant business. We will have to safeguard the remaining jobs and industries during this period. The government will have to take the responsibility of saving funds. You must decide on who will take the responsibility of safeguarding your future. We need a government that could create a better future for the country,” he said.

“Some counties give grants as a monthly handout to all families. The US has funded companies in their country to pay salaries to their employees. We understand that Sri Lanka cannot afford to carry out such large programmes. However, nothing is done in Sri Lanka. The youth tend to believe that they have no future,” he added.

“Jobs are lost and people have lost their monthly source of income. The youth are mostly affected. Will there be new job opportunities for them or are they going to be unemployed during the best times of their lives? These are grave issues which we are about to face,” he said. (Yohan Perera)

 

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  • Karl Monday, 27 July 2020 11:34 PM

    "Use your vote to safeguard your future" ....I think the heading of this news item has a small mistake....there's a wrong letter "y" in the beginning of the 6th word!

    GHarry Monday, 27 July 2020 11:36 PM

    Do not worry Ranil, people decided and proved at the Presidential Election last November 2019, so, victory is confirmed for H.E. Gotabaya Rajapaksa

    Jeeves Tuesday, 28 July 2020 12:10 AM

    That's what people did in November; safeguard their future from RW!

    Punci Banda Herath Tuesday, 28 July 2020 01:07 AM

    As long as you do not vote for UNP , SJB and JVP you can safeguard your future. That is the reality. You saw it during the last 4 years.

    decidewisely Tuesday, 28 July 2020 11:16 AM

    Yes Sir we and UNP have no future until you quit from the party.

    Samson Tuesday, 28 July 2020 01:32 PM

    We will, we don't need you and your team who propped the bank.

    Vadivelu Tuesday, 28 July 2020 07:37 PM

    Going to be in history man who put an end to UNP Mr Ranil.

    Nimal Tuesday, 28 July 2020 08:34 PM

    We were told the same in 2015 also.

    Citizen Tuesday, 28 July 2020 09:32 PM

    Yes we will vote wisely this time and we will give you the long needed break from the politics forever


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