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NPP asks Sajith to propose convenient date unless he can participate on proposed four days

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Colombo, April 24 (Daily Mirror)- The National People's Power (NPP) today requested Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) leader Sajith Premadasa to propose a date convenient to him if he is unable to participate in any of the four days proposed by the NPP for the public debate between the two leaders.

NPP General Secretary Tilvin Silva told a news conference that the NPP proposed four days assuming that Sajith Premadasa would be busy and give him an opportunity to select any of the four days convenient to him.

"We proposed four dates, assuming that Sajith may be busy. Anura Kumara is also a busy person engaged in a tight schedule. We proposed four dates considering the importance of the debate. If the Sajith faction is claiming that this debate is so importatnt, they can choose any one of the four dates. If he is unable to make it on any of the four dates, we request him to propose a date convenient to him," he said.

Silva said Sajith Premadasa is attempting to evade the debate and added that he will not participate in the debate.

"He is only trying to find ways to evade the debate instead of trying face it," he added.

  Comments - 26

  • Dee Wednesday, 24 April 2024 08:24 PM

    ‘Ammapa’ this is going to be a real ‘Armageddon’!

    Jayantha Wednesday, 24 April 2024 08:34 PM

    We dont see ajb trying to avoid any debates but it looks like you guys are trying to hide and run away from debate between economic comittees of both parties. Jvp is a bunch of jokers with zero experience in any industry and just talkers. These morons said a hole is in uma oya project and now it is completed successfully. Think about the damage these talkers done to the country. They have mislead the people similar to other major parties. By the way tintin should reveal how he lives without doing a job or business.

    Sam Silva Wednesday, 24 April 2024 08:42 PM

    Instead why don't you both have a wrestling game.

    Lk Wednesday, 24 April 2024 08:53 PM

    This alone shows the difference between two. AkD is highly skilled debater and he mastered the arts of politics.. No doubt about it. With his science background he is a good political leader to debate any Lankan political issue . To be honest he a national intellectual and political asset . You may disagree with his politics but we all must appreciate his talents and skills . He excels all in our country in his knowledge; skills and talent. Will people appreciate it .

    Lasntha Wednesday, 24 April 2024 09:10 PM

    Sajith can do 31st June or 32rd-38th of July. Hope NPP can make it.

    joshua Wednesday, 24 April 2024 09:12 PM

    Card board hero will not give a date

    Sajith wants to set the date but he will look the fool on that day Wednesday, 24 April 2024 09:32 PM

    Sajith was asked to be PM by Gota and Sajith waited for the right Nakatha, but waited too long. The debate will result in showing his true colours. Son of no good PM, who wants to do the same bad things as his father.

    Priyanee Wijesekera Wednesday, 24 April 2024 09:34 PM

    It appears that both are chicken hearted paper tigers

    Not Ready For Leadership Post Wednesday, 24 April 2024 09:48 PM

    Correct, he’s evading the debate as he’s not prepared to run the country. No solid solutions proposed so far as an opposition leader. Better resign and continue looking after the wildlife. Hope you’ll do us proud!

    Inam Wednesday, 24 April 2024 10:44 PM

    No wonder why these clowns never become president and i hope they dont..i still think there is no one in present in the parliament than ranil who can atleast run without the absence of basic needs..

    Trial and Error Thursday, 25 April 2024 03:54 AM

    Ranil will continue the current setup supporting those morons which the majority despises and living a stressful life. He’s also testing various policies as a trial and error thing first. Some are eventually implementing at the expense of citizens. Even you can do such trickery after getting used to the system of favouritism.

    Jagath Thursday, 25 April 2024 02:15 AM

    Sajith, take some Valium with your whiskey to calm your nerves.

    Dan Thursday, 25 April 2024 03:21 AM

    Original proposal from SJB was for a debate with the economic team. JVP/NPP now wants only a debate between the leaders. SJB now wants debates on both, leaders debate and the economic team debate. Who is running scared of whom?

    Man Thursday, 25 April 2024 10:24 AM

    Yes. Economic Council debate is paramount and must be held first to follow the leaders' debate unless held together. JVP / NPP want to skip the economic council debate by being dumb and deaf after suggesting dates, unilaterally. What a way.

    Jabilo Thursday, 25 April 2024 07:17 AM

    Naralova holman.

    Nilmini Welivita Thursday, 25 April 2024 08:03 AM

    There is no point in these two losers debating, we need to include Hon. Namal Rajapaksa too because he is our future president.



    mohan Thursday, 25 April 2024 09:25 AM

    once again Sajith has proved himself to be an utter failure. Always running away from responsibilities. AKD checkmate SJB

    Man Thursday, 25 April 2024 10:29 AM

    If he wants to run away, why the two over due elections are held as Ranil donated funds for children of Hamas and sent a naval ship, too, at our cost.

    rasika Thursday, 25 April 2024 09:27 AM

    At least now understand Sajith's true colors. Capable people of SJB please join UNP and strengthen RW so that he does not have to depend on SLPP rogues for his political survival

    Man Thursday, 25 April 2024 10:26 AM

    Ranil himself is also not second to SLPP rogues with versatile talent central bond scam out of many and he knew that Arjuna Mahendran went for a wedding to come back. It is ample proof.

    Man Thursday, 25 April 2024 10:02 AM

    @ LK; Can you list out his achievements as the minister of Agriculture from 2003 to 2005 along with his battalion of ministers under Chandrika? What are the actions taken on occurred corruption under My3 as the Chief of that committee? People talk of late Professor Senaka Bibile on health policies. But, none like that to boost about.

    Lal Piyal Mendis Thursday, 25 April 2024 01:53 PM

    Without pulling the Tug-Of-War, if you both are having Gentleman qualities, come out for a open debate and prove your capabilities..

    P.K. Premasiri - 3 wheel driver Thursday, 25 April 2024 01:57 PM

    Anura and Sajith both failed and Ranil is pass and up on the deal - because he is joining with the Potuwa Thieves.

    Noel silva Thursday, 25 April 2024 06:08 PM

    Anura should debate both SJB and the UNP. If the latter parties think that they have excelled in meeting challenges over the 75 yrs think again. If the JVP has info to hand and examples having no experience could be a god sent. The jails are going to be full of so called experienced leaders of people so JVP can pick and choose and would be social well performed, far cry from hard Labour

    Man Friday, 26 April 2024 11:44 AM

    @Noel silva; In fact, the UNP is not necessary as they rule the country after a mandate of 133 MPs and tax the ordinary people while ignoring their wealthy friends who are in debt to the government of about 900 billion Rupees of tax. So, what to debate.

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