“All grandfathers must leave politics” – K. D Lalkantha

“All grandfathers must leave politics” – K. D Lalkantha

Written by Staff Writer

12 Sep, 2019 | 10:33 pm

Colombo (News 1st) – Anura Kumara Dissanayake, the Presidential Election Candidate of the National People’s Power movement addressed the working masses in Colombo this morning (September 12).
Trade Union Representatives from the National People’s Power movement and Representatives from the JVP were among those present for the event organized by the National Trade Union Center.

A proposal including the matter relating to an increment of salaries to meet the cost of living, putting an end to the sale of state property and stopping the sale of the East Container Terminal in the Colombo Port was passed at this event.

JVP Politburo Member, K.D.Lalkantha stated that he would never discuss the following matters with comrade Anura and if he does, he would have been asked to not to say them. “He has been in politics for almost 3 decades and serves as an MP for almost 2 decades. Anura Kumara Dissanayake has come to the people like the Minister of Sri Lanka’s largest ministry created post-independence”, he added. He added that the people of the country always spoke about Anura Kumara Dissanayake as the country’s Former Opposition Leader and never about Ranil Wickremesinghe. “We all love our grandparents. However, the country is saying the grand-fathers must leave politics. Mahinda Rajapaksa is a political grandfather. Ranil Wickremesinghe is a political grandfather”, he continued. He referred to Anura Kumara Dissanayake as the political voice of the youth adding that AKD is the future brand of Sri Lanka. “When they say Gota, Roshen Chanaka and Lasantha comes to mind. That is a political brand. When you say Sajith, you think of Hambantota, and you of think of him as a person who has never spoken a word about the national issue and you think about the houses created like a Chicken coop. When you say Ranil, you recall the Central Bank bond scam”, he added.

Presidential Candidate of National People’s Power, Anura Kumara Dissanayake highlighted that a loss of Rs.28,000 million was caused because money was invested in the companies of associates when they were falling apart in the Stock Market in the 4th year period between 2008 and 2012. adding that bonds were purchased from Perpetual Treasuries Limited from the Secondary Market when Bonds could have been purchased from the Central Bank directly. He further stated that the loss to the EPF from the infamous 2015 Bond Scam is Rs.20,000 million. He added that we need to work together and build a new form of governance and protect the Provident Fund and develop it. ” I assure you of the duty of providing you with the necessary services. I assure you that our government will provide social security to all the people not only the Public and Private Sectors but in all sectors “, he continued.

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