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Anura ready for public debate with Sajith on economic policies: Handunnetti

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Colombo, April 2 (Daily Mirror)- The National People's Power (NPP) today invited Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa for a public debate on economic policies with NPP leader and presidential candidate Anura Kumara Dissanayake.

NPP politburo member Sunil Handunnetti told a news conference that the NPP was ready to take up SJB MPs Nalin Bandara and Dr. Harsha De Silva‘s challenge to the NPP Economic Council for a public debate on economic policies and requested them to convey it in writing.

He said it was a good move to have a debate on economic policies of the presidential candidates ahead of the polls so that people can know their policies, adding that Anura Kumara Dissanayake was ready for a debate with SJB leader Sajith Premadasa.

"They are contesting the upcoming Presidential election. It is important for the people to know the policies of the Presidential candidates first-hand with some accountability. It is pointless debating with Kabir Hashim, Dr. Harsha De Silva and Eran Wickramaratne as they constantly change their policies. They acted as economic advisors to Ranil Wickremesinghe earlier and now they are with Sajith Premadasa. They may be with Ranil Wickremesinghe at the time of the Presidential election," he said.

Hadunnetti requested the Samagi Jana Balawegaya to inform in writing if Sajith Premadasa was not willing and unable to do it and added that they could then decide how and with whom it should be done.

"Let’s arrange a date, time and television channel for the debate. Our proposal is to have the debate between Sajith Premadasa and Anura Kumara Dissanayake," Handunnetti said.


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  • Maqs Tuesday, 02 April 2024 02:49 PM

    "... It is pointless debating with Kabir Hashim, Dr. Harsha De Silva and Eran Wickramaratne as they constantly change their policies. " Ha ha ha... there you are. These people are scared of the trio coz they know for sure that they don't have the knowledge, talent and experience to face them in a debate.

    wsw Tuesday, 02 April 2024 02:51 PM

    Let's hope Sajith take up the challenge this time, rather than avoid, like he does on most occasions.

    Ranjith Dabare Tuesday, 02 April 2024 02:57 PM

    Poor Sajith!

    RR Tuesday, 02 April 2024 02:58 PM

    A DEBATE WITH THE GOVT IS MOST SUITABLE. NOT AMONG THE OPPOSITION.

    MT Tuesday, 02 April 2024 03:17 PM

    It’s also better to debate with Govt policies

    Johan Tuesday, 02 April 2024 08:37 PM

    Govt.is finished they are counting the days

    DPD Tuesday, 02 April 2024 03:22 PM

    Hey Handun, Let Anura and Sajith debate during the presidential election time. But before that we need you to take on the SJB trio. We have a feeling that Anura and the whole JVP clan are going around the globe entertaining the crowd but do not see any serious discussion taking place. We also feel that you have no guts to face a meaningful debate

    Man Wednesday, 03 April 2024 10:45 AM

    It's the bottom line as they are not ready to have an argument concerning analytical economic matters as their ignorance will get exposed. If the Presidential election is announced, their group of experts in economics must face the trio of the SJB as the leader cannot do everything and avoid skipping it as they are skeptical in every sense.

    Mahesh Tuesday, 02 April 2024 03:37 PM

    According to the latest poll Anura is tipped to be our next President if the support for Ranil fails.

    ravin Tuesday, 02 April 2024 03:57 PM

    Bright idea. Head-on !! Get all who wonts to contest for elections to debate one on one basis. If we had them at least for last 50 years we would have been a better economic position than now. Also grade eight automatically passed wont get any positions in our country future decision making process.

    citizen Tuesday, 02 April 2024 04:03 PM

    its good,so two leaders can argue together how this country could be salvaged from the economic quagmire

    Dee Tuesday, 02 April 2024 04:06 PM

    Mind your Language!

    Tissa Fernando Tuesday, 02 April 2024 04:07 PM

    What about Ranil?

    Gemunu Tuesday, 02 April 2024 04:08 PM

    AKD looking for an opportunity to play to the gallery. He will play Robin Hood.

    Sakya Tuesday, 02 April 2024 04:33 PM

    I totally agree with Maqs comment none in the NPP can match anyone from this trios. I haven't come across or heard anything tangible about their economic policy so far. All long the policy they follow is rejection highlighting their views only good for them. now they say they will go with the IMF then about Indian expansionism things rejected and now change of mind for political expediency but still sticking by the outdated and worlds' forgotten socialist economy and Marxism.

    johan Tuesday, 02 April 2024 04:35 PM

    Persons who interviews them should be economists

    Lasa Perera Tuesday, 02 April 2024 04:36 PM

    We knew their stance specially Harsha on Central Bank Bond scam in COPE committee at that time

    Gamini Tuesday, 02 April 2024 04:42 PM

    why not include RW also

    Silva Tuesday, 02 April 2024 04:43 PM

    ''Proposal to counter proposal and challenge to counter challenge ''. This is the way these politicians do until the public is hoodwinked. Ultimately people are the worst losers.

    No point for debate with Ranil since is scammed his way to President job Tuesday, 02 April 2024 04:52 PM

    One person the public must be most disdainful is Ranil. All his privileges must be stripped when new Parliament comes to force.

    Lk Tuesday, 02 April 2024 05:54 PM

    Anura with his degree in science; with his eloquence in Sinhala language; with his profound political knowledge; with his logical reasoning skills break the backbone of any politicians in sri Lanka ...Sri lankan people and the politics are blessed with such a personality.. Our politicians hail from elite family but Anura comes from a farming family and let us see the different language and politics and let us see the difference in political rhetoric and wisdom...He speaks to minds and hearts with evidence while others speak none sense . Let us Sri Lanka create a new political culture. May God protect from evil eyes of some politically jealously people. He is a national wealth . You may disagree with him in politics but he talent is undisputed and our nation agrees . Please give him more protection and more security and he is loved all sri lankans locally and abroad .

    nadarajah Tuesday, 02 April 2024 07:23 PM

    yes Anura do not waste time with "foot note " horu

    Bandusena Wednesday, 03 April 2024 03:29 AM

    who is going to listen to their debate. None of them are qualified to debate on such subject and would be interesting enough to be listened to. It would look like a sinhala comedy of Bandu and Tenison Coray. Silly buffoons. What a "mooda ujaruwa" they exhibit in the challange

    Lk Wednesday, 03 April 2024 04:20 AM

    I welcome this move..why? First of all; it will give us some knowledge about each one of them ...we know both of them and yet their debating skills ; talents and knowledge in politics..how do they respond and how do their tackle each other...it will be an intellectual exercise for them and educational for public . Publics have every right to know about them and about thier policies.. A huge between them in term of debating skills and knowledge.. Sajith although is an opposition leader; his debating skills are not exposed to public in TV shows that much ad AKD .. This is a good precedent to all next generations..

    lion Wednesday, 03 April 2024 05:20 AM

    Anura should be protected as no one aspiring to be the next president of this cant come closer to him. He has shown his skill in oratory and behavior in the parliament. He beats any one in the politics when explaining any issue that face this country.His explanation is logical and simple and any one could understand. Finally his conduct as the minister of agriculture and animal husbandry was corrupt free and exemplary.As Dayan Jayathilaka said recently that he should be given a chance to rule this country this time.

    Moh Sleiman Wednesday, 03 April 2024 06:42 AM

    Hey,Guys the TRIO you are reffering to had chances with SAJITH and RANIL and proved nothing,so please dont be stupid, because AKD has very good advisers who are very Intelligent so lets change and get rid of all the THIEVES and make SRI LANKA a better place for the future generation so that we all can be proud of SRILANKA.

    joshua Wednesday, 03 April 2024 08:38 AM

    Sajith might fall sick on the appointed day. Try your luck with NPP.

    L Jaya Wednesday, 03 April 2024 09:06 AM

    Let the fellow AKD comes with full European attire and will have this in English. Anura v Sajith

    Adwani Wednesday, 03 April 2024 09:49 AM

    Both the guys must sit for the GCE A Level Exam in Economics in English Medium and show the results to public. Till then, they should not be allowed to be nominated as Presidential Candidate. Upto now they only codemned Ranil.

    Dr. M.K. Dias Wednesday, 03 April 2024 10:08 AM

    Hay Anura not debating and fighting now. Both should get to gather and form a Govt. chasing the Rajapakshe rogues and SLPP rotters.

    Wilfred Fernando [Attorney-at-Law] Wednesday, 03 April 2024 10:11 AM

    This is not the time for debates, time for conquering the corrupted Ranil/Rajapakshes regime but nothing is done on this subject by JVP or SJB.

    Jeanne Wednesday, 03 April 2024 10:18 AM

    This will be a comedy that should not be missed!!

    Man Wednesday, 03 April 2024 10:56 AM

    @ LK; They can't walk the talk with tangible action. As the minister of Agriculture from 2003 to 2005, with Chandrika, done nothing to highlight like the health policy late Professor Senaka Bibile. Under My3's rule, no action taken to take in custody any of the thieves as alleged by them even as the chief of the committee appointed by then president. The gauge is to identify the difference of action by being in the opposition and none with the authority that AKD had. But, he can speak well with rhetoric speech and can avoid critical questions. That is his ambition as a whole.

    Uduande Dentaldatu Wednesday, 03 April 2024 01:00 PM

    All rich pundits on bankrupt soil.

    Citizens Wednesday, 03 April 2024 05:29 PM

    Please stop this nonsense and get together if you want to free this country from dangers elements. Please don't make things to go out of your hands.

    Tissa Fernando Wednesday, 03 April 2024 10:06 PM

    NPP does not have economic policies , they always talk cheap gossip to the gallery.


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