Sri Lanka will have a new first-time PM

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Sri Lanka will have a new first-time Prime Minister who will be endorsed by the majority in Parliament, once voted into office, New Democratic Front (NDF) Presidential Candidate Sajith Premadasa said.  

 

  • I will not include any individual accused of corruption in my Cabinet of ministers

 

“I will not include any individual accused of corruption in my Cabinet of ministers,” he said making a special announcement at a private TV station.   


His remarks came after Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe recently told reporters that he would remain in his position as PM, during Premadasa’s tenure as President as well.   
The NDF candidate emphasized that he would appoint a Cabinet of Ministers comprising young and competent individuals, who would publicly declare their assets and liabilities.   
He said he would declare the Parliamentary Elections at “the earliest”, and appoint a “stable government”, that would see only professionals and women entering Parliament through the National List.   


“Nepotism and the old corrupt political system should end. Authoritarian politics which sees individuals clinging onto power by use of force or violence should end,” Premadasa said.   

 

  • Nepotism and the old corrupt political system should end. Authoritarian politics which sees individuals clinging onto power by use of force or violence should end

  Comments - 3

  • G Das Friday, 08 November 2019 01:34 PM

    Well said Saith, Hope in you is growing by the day. Moreover your best years unlike the over 70s is still ahead. W look forward to a free

    Amarawansha Herath Saturday, 16 November 2019 02:45 PM

    Well said mr premadasa. Hope you will stand by the promises given which are promising. Though I am a senior professional in health sector and aware this is last chance for turnaround in mother Sri Lanka making country before personal benefit. To be frank I am not reassured but hope Yes hope for the best of this beautiful country, a country where governance go hard against corruption yes,,,,,,,,

    Octogenarian Saturday, 16 November 2019 05:43 PM

    I am an Octogenarian now, who departed this Paradise Isle in 1960, studied and worked all my adult life abroad where free democratic principals existed (no political influence to get anything done). I hope one day you will be able regain the lost PARADISE to the status existed before 1956.


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