United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) candidate Hirunika Premachandra, who is contesting the elections to the Western Provincial Council, today asked people not to vote for beauty.
“Some people are saying they will vote taking into account my good looks. Don’t do that. Do not forget what happened in the recent past after voting for beauty and well-built bodies,” she said.
She told a gathering at an election propaganda meeting at Kotikawatta that she was still a small child. “Some people call me Madame, some call me Miss. I don’t like being called like that. I am still a small child. Call me Duwa (daughter). That is more than enough for me. Until my father was killed people called him Lucky Aiya. Speak to me also like that,” she said.
“Recently people gave a good response to those who deprived me of my father. In the future they will give a much better reply,” she said.
“I am not giving political promises to people. I can’t deceive people by saying I will give this and that. My father also did not do that. The greatest thing he had was kind heart. He only left that with us. I am going to the people who will continue this journey with me with that kind of a heart,” she said. (Irangie Edirisinghe)