In the midst of a campaign going within the UNP to name its Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa as the party's candidate for the upcoming Presidential Election, its General Secretary Akila Viraj Kariyawasam today said the party should safeguard its leader Ranil Wickremesinghe, who he said had achieved much during recent times.
Minister Kariyawasam made this remark at a ceremony held to distribute compensation to farmers whose crops were destroyed during the recent drought. The event was held in Kurunegala.
"People such as myself have come a long way and have become ministers because of our present leader,” he said.“The Government has been able fulfill many tasks because of him. I have managed to provide so many buildings to schools under the Langama Pasala Hondama Pasala programme,” he added.
“We have been able to open the first digital national school. Also we have been able to provide compensation to farmer whose crops were destroyed due to the recent drought. Therefore we have to safeguard this visionary leader," Mr Kariyawasm said. (Yohan Perera)