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I will contest the Presidential Election: Sajith

19 August 2019 07:44 am - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Housing, Construction and Cultural Affairs Minister Sajith Premadasa, for the first time, asserted that he would contest for the presidential election for sure.

Addressing a function, Mr. Premadasa said there was no second thought about his move to contest.

“The country is heading for a critical political juncture. We will face the Presidential Election in another few months’ time. That is the elections that shape the future of the country. We hear different remarks made here and there. Anybody is entitled to air out his views. Whatever it is, I make it clear that I, Sajith Premadasa, will contest the election. Therefore is no question about it,” he said.

He made these remarks while addressing a function in Ambalantota of the Hambantota district on Saturday.

“People should take their decisions about the country with peace of mind. You will be afforded the opportunity to decide on your leader of the country. What are people’s aspirations? What do you expect from your ruler?” he asked.

He said he would not deny fundamental rights to the people.

“When people asked for drinking water in Rathupaswala, the former rulers rescinded with bullets. I never intend to respond with a T56 gun. I have proven it in Hambantota. Here, people asked for drinking water from me. They demonstrated, but that was only to ask for water,” he said. 

  Comments - 4

  • Mm Monday, 19 August 2019 10:25 AM


    Mulaffer Khalid Monday, 19 August 2019 07:32 PM

    Unlike ALL others who have failed. you have a CLEAN RECORD - Hence our ONLY HOPE. And you will DEFINITELY WIN. Mulaffer

    Kumar Monday, 19 August 2019 08:55 PM

    If he is thinking of getting in to the Guinness book of records, he is too late. When his father was the president we know how he delayed departing flights to ship his flowers. Why is he so desperate to become the president. Did anybody ask him.

    P. Somapala Tuesday, 20 August 2019 12:46 PM

    You will be our next President of SriLanka. No doubt Sir.

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