Written by Staff Writer
28 Oct, 2019 | 8:41 pm
COLOMBO(News 1st) – National Peoples’ Power Movement Presidential Candidate, Anura Kumara Dissanayake spoke at a conference held in Colombo.
Civil activists and political representatives supporting the National Peoples Power Movement attended the conference.
Anura Kumara Dissanayaka:
“Politics is stirring up the election stage, But there’s another type of politics that is unfolding in our country. Can this type of politics help develop our country?
Can we establish law and order in our country? We have all come forward to achieve a common goal. With political forces lining up, there are other forces struggling to rule the stage. Those who smuggle black money, ethanol, alcohol, pepper have all teamed up.
The ultra-rich factions have also joined them. The election stage is divided among two factions. One side is a disaster and the other is prosperity divided among everyone equally. On one side of the political stage are smugglers and on the other side are the people. On one side you get the oppressors and on the other, you get those who are being crushed by them.”
Meanwhile, the Youth Seminar of the National People’s Power Movement was held at the Viharamahadevi Open Air Theater in Colombo yesterday (October 27).
The Seminar was attended by Party Members and the Youth.
Anura Kumara Dissanayaka:
“If this country does not have a future, what are you going to build your future upon? If the leaders of this country don’t have a vision for the future of this nation, how can they build the future of the youth of this country?
To the youth, we would like to remind that we are ready to change the unstable future that these leaders have created and bring about a stable and clear future for you.
We will give the necessary recognition and respect to all vocations in this country. We will build a future where it wouldn’t be just a job, but a way to build this nation.
I can assure you that we would not trap the youth in the monotonous routine of waking up at 5, boarding a bus at 7, getting to office at 8, clocking out at 4.30, getting into a bus at 5, coming back home at 7, watching tv for 2 hours going to bed and repeating the same routine the next day and the days to come.
Instead of having politicians who have been in the field for several generations, we will encourage youth who have love towards this nation, have the passion towards serving the people of this nation and who care for the well being of the general public to go forward in their journey.
When I raise a question in Parliament, that person would not even answer the question. When I ask that question once again, the speaker of the Parliament Karu Jayasuriya would subtly signal me to leave him alone as he is unable to answer the question. All of us are growing old and will eventually retire.
All of us have a unique way to retire. We want to spend our retirement with our grandchildren. But the other’s, their retirement plan is different. Their life revolved around governing this nation. We included this in our manifesto, that no one above the age of 70 can contest in any election. We are even considering to bring this age even lower.
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