Will come to presidential poll with blessings of Ranil, Karu: Sajith

6 September 2019 06:29 am - 19     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

I believe that I would be fielded as the United National Party (UNP) presidential candidate with the blessings of Party leader Ranil Wickremesinghe and Speaker Karu Jayasuriya and with the consent of other party members, UNP Deputy Leader Minister Sajith Premadasa said yesterday.

He expressed these views while addressing a rally at Kurunegala, which was organised by UNP members including Ashoka Abeysinghe, Nalin Bandara and Thushara Idunil.

He said the party leader and other members would also consider the fact that he is the son of late President Ranasinghe Premadasa when deciding on the UNP presidential candidate.

“I have the capacity and potential to be the president of Sri Lanka. If I get elected, I would be committed to serving the nation with all my strength. I sleep less and work more. I wake up at 4.00 am and work till 12.00 midnight. I have already started this routine. This is all for the well-being of the country,” the Minister added.

Meanwhile, he said he had no blood on his hands and added he had not been involved in any fraud or misappropriation of public funds. “Nowadays, some are attempting to make a false allegation that I have misappropriated the funds of the Central Cultural Fund. I should mention that it contains no apparent truth and it is utterly baseless,” Minister Premadasa said.

Moreover, he said they had planned to introduce two protocols for the betterment of the youth and women. “We will create the background during our government for women to engage in their activities without being subject to any threat or harassment. We will also ensure the security of all youth in the country,” he added. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

  Comments - 19

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

 
  • Patriot Friday, 06 September 2019 07:43 AM

    If only 4 hours sleep, brain would be malfunction, a normal person need at least 7 hours sleep in order to clearly. Public should be very much BEWARE of this.

    IM Friday, 06 September 2019 09:01 AM

    A bafoon like you need 10 hours of sleep...in order to ruin our nation.

    Dev Friday, 06 September 2019 10:01 AM

    Mind you leaders like Park Chung-hee, Lee kwan yue and Putin are not normal people. Even Steve jobs slept for 6 hours. Same with Gota. I have seen Gota going to inspect UDA projects at 12am.

    Sallay Friday, 06 September 2019 10:30 AM

    His father was the same. He had something unique. If travelling to a location, he would takes a short nap in the vehicle and before he gets to the place, he would be awake. He would time his sleep and be awake when he wants to be awake.

    SAM Friday, 06 September 2019 10:53 AM

    Good point, well taken.

    Lalith Friday, 06 September 2019 10:56 AM

    His late father used to belike that too.

    Ranjith Friday, 06 September 2019 08:10 AM

    Only hope for UNP Sajith

    Gemunu Friday, 06 September 2019 08:44 AM

    People do not want another lunatic as the President. Anyway why this guy does not understand UNF policy is to abolish executive presidency?

    Uditha W Friday, 06 September 2019 08:50 AM

    Why does he need to sleep only 4 hours when there is nothing to do for the president elected with the 19th amendment effective

    Samsobn Friday, 06 September 2019 08:54 AM

    First you need to be nominated, then you need to win to practice what you say. No politician in recent history has respected or done what they have said prior to an election. Why should we believe you.

    Dhammika Friday, 06 September 2019 09:29 AM

    You only need the blessings of the voters to become the next president NOT RW or any other . Wish you all the best .

    Independent Friday, 06 September 2019 10:07 AM

    Instead of appointing a person who would not even hesitate to kill to protect themselves (Mig deal/lasantha) we should consider this person who has shown that he can work tirelessly for the country. Rajapakshas work for themselves and their people while destroying the country with massive useless loans/projects which in the course benefitted by their henchmen who now willing to spend millions on their propoganda.

    Dallas Friday, 06 September 2019 10:19 AM

    He has nothing inside his head too, vote for him to see a president worse than MY3 Even if ur awake

    NimalU Friday, 06 September 2019 10:34 AM

    Whether they sleep or not makes no difference. Because the brains of all the so-called politicians of this country are deranged.

    Ronnie Bugger Friday, 06 September 2019 10:36 AM

    That's what we all are waiting to hear for Ranil alias Mandrake the Magician.

    Sando Friday, 06 September 2019 10:51 AM

    Already working slow. Ranil is the best to lead U.N.P. Educated, Good Family and Royalist..

    ND Karunaratne Friday, 06 September 2019 11:58 AM

    Educated middle class and young adults will not vote for a person of the calibre of sajith premadasa. please nominate him If UNP wants to loss the election

    dickie bird Friday, 06 September 2019 12:31 PM

    Hello ! Need the blessings of over 50% of the voters. Is Ranil going to be the PM again? This type of talk due to lack of sleep.

    Sando Friday, 06 September 2019 04:27 PM

    Drive out the useless U.N.P.


Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment




“Workers who fainted had water sprinkled on their faces and had to work again”

Health authorities believe the first reported Covid-19 infected worker from t

“Social media ruined us” - husband of Minuwangoda Brandix factory worker

The Minuwangoda Brandix factory worker who first tested positive for Covid-19

Last rites far from home

The body of the Sri Lankan migrant worker Bandu who died of coronavirus in Du

Doctors blame newborn for gash on her face

A baby born on September 21 at the Wathupitiwala Base Hospital in Gampaha has

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.