Sajith says will only act on people’s will

18 December 2019 10:10 pm - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


New Democratic Front (NDF) presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa yesterday said he is willing to give up politics if the party members want him to do so but willing to lead the general election campaign under a broad alliance if that is also what people want him to do.

Speaking at a gathering of UNPers in the Dompe electorate, Mr. Premadasa said what is important for him is the people’s wish.

“Positions are temporary and one cannot hold on to them like an octopus. One has to be ready to give up positions. These values apply to me as well,” Mr. Premadasa said.

At the same time, he said if he is to be given the leadership it has to be done without any delay. “Presidential candidacy was given to me after going around asking form many. I was told that they had to ask from several persons and groups. Such an exercise cannot be followed again. Therefore if the leadership is to be given to me it could be done soon,” he added.

Also, he said he does not intend to divide the UNP at any time.

“The UNP tradition of going along with nationalism had changed lately and it should be back on track at the same time,” he also said. (Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 5

  • Indu Wednesday, 18 December 2019 10:28 PM

    You defeated as presidential candidate so, now you want to contest as a Prime minister. What a joke... Open your eyes you are power hungry nothing else. Better you go home if you do not want to settle for less at least for few more years. Sad....

    DJ Wednesday, 18 December 2019 11:18 PM

    Just throw RW out by your bare hands, he is a selfish old buffoon

    Hari m Wednesday, 18 December 2019 11:37 PM

    Which people? We have a polerised community in SL. And it will be comical of to say so....

    kavantissa Thursday, 19 December 2019 12:21 AM

    News media has shown consisrently that Sajit is an undisciplined mouthy individual who is a law unto himself. He cammot lead before he learns to follow.

    ram Friday, 20 December 2019 03:12 AM

    what would you do if you could not win the parliamentary election even after the party hand in over the leadership?

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