No need to go out over citizenship issue, I’ll win: Sajith

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There is no need for anyone to go out of the presidential race over citizenship issue as I am confident of winning the presidential election, New Democratic Front (NDF) candidate Sajith Premadasa said yesterday.

Mr Premadasa, who made this remark at an election rally in Kuliyapitiya yesterday, said he will win the election whether anyone goes out of the presidential race or not. “I am an original Sri Lankan, unlike others. However there is no need for anyone to go out of the presidential election over citizenship issue as I will win the election anyway,” Mr Premadasa said indicating that he is confident of winning.

Mr Premadasa pledged to revive the fallen coconut industry in Kuliyapitiya in the Kurunegala District. He said providing free fertiliser to all crops is one way of reviving the coconut industry. He also pledged to set up digital parks, industrial zones and technical colleges in Kuliyapitiya to provide employment opportunities for the youth in the area.

The NDF candidate came out with these pledges by highlighting that these are what is written in his manifesto. “All my personal experiences and knowledge. I am aware of the issues faced by the people in different areas I am aware of the ground situation,” he said in his regard.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, who participated in the rally, pledged to reduce data charges. “Youth wants us to reduce data charges and this will be done under a government led by NDF candidate Sajith Premadasa,” he said.

“Youth of today wanted digital technology and we, under an administration led by Mr Premadasa, will provide this service by laying fibre optic cables around the country. Youth wants us, the politicians, to be digital like them. Youth are digital and we politicians are analogue. Digital is speedy and strong while analogue means weak and slow,” he also said. (Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 7

  • Neville Wednesday, 13 November 2019 11:18 AM

    At Kuliyapitiya he has conveniently forgotten Volkswagen !

    Max Wednesday, 13 November 2019 11:22 AM

    No one will go out .. Because all are eligible candidates.

    nancy Wednesday, 13 November 2019 11:23 AM

    Ask your "henchiyan" to stop baseless mud sliding and contest genuinely

    Dulip Wednesday, 13 November 2019 11:27 AM

    So we, but the forecast says other way. Cross our finger

    Cisco Wednesday, 13 November 2019 11:56 AM

    Too late Mr. Premadasa. Your bunch already made the damage. This statement of damage control will not work.

    FREE and FAIR Wednesday, 13 November 2019 01:34 PM

    If justice is at least FAIR but not equal you must be the Winner .!

    Palitha Wednesday, 13 November 2019 01:44 PM

    You have nicely apologised for the Easter Sunday massacre. Now please also clarify that you will continue your father's work which was stopped by the LTTE on 01 May 1993.

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