Plantation Industries Minister Navin Dissanayake has said that the country has so far not had a President hailing from up country though his father came close to becoming one.
However, Minister Dissanayake told a ceremony at the Niyamgamdora temple in Kotmale that he would try his best to realise his father’s dream.
“ It is in the upcountry, where the UNP has a big vote base. But low country presidents came to power with the upcountry votes. Some Presidents never looked at the upcountry. My father could have become the president. But it will take about 10 years for me to fulfil that dream.” (Ranjan Kasthuri)