If win presidential election, can remain in power for two decades

1 October 2019 04:38 am - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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If the United National Party (UNP) led alliance emerges victorious at the forthcoming presidential election, it will be possible for the party to hold on to power for another 20 years, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday when he met with UNP organisers at Sirikotha.

“Results of the projects undertaken by the incumbent government will reap within the next five years. This will help the party to gain more electoral successes decades after. No one will be able to shake us if we win the presidential election and then show good results,” he said.

The premier said the party fielded a youthful candidate to attract the present generation that wanted its issues resolved.

“The youth of today demands a conducive environment in which they could resolve their problems without depending on politicians. Our objective should be to create such an atmosphere,” he said.

Meanwhile, UNP General Secretary Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said he would support Sajith Premadasa with all his heart. “Please support us at this election,” he told the organisers. (Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 8

  • Sunil Tuesday, 01 October 2019 06:22 AM

    What wishful thinking from a man who has done virtually nothing for country other than helping to rob banks. The UNP will NOT be able to come to power for the next twenty years.

    Dallas Tuesday, 01 October 2019 06:45 AM

    You are dreaming for sure,after destroying in last 4 years SL still has got the audacity to make such outrageous statements

    Kalu Tuesday, 01 October 2019 07:07 AM

    Relative of JR talks like JR forgets the presidential candidate is son of Ranasinghe Premadasa. I haven't seen a single statue of JR but Premadasa stands so high in front of the judiciary.

    perera Tuesday, 01 October 2019 07:11 AM

    PM what you mean by good results, like the one of central bank bond scam ? ? Let our next Prez SP decide about it !

    patriot Tuesday, 01 October 2019 07:32 AM

    What have done so far from the current alliance government? Masses are not fool to give another term, stop dreaming twenty years.

    mp Tuesday, 01 October 2019 07:34 AM

    Can you live another two decades?

    Jiff Tuesday, 01 October 2019 07:36 AM

    See what is important to them?

    Venom Wednesday, 02 October 2019 06:28 AM

    If that is the main item in his agenda he didn't help by dilly-dallying all this time!


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