Written by Staff Writer
05 Nov, 2019 | 12:41 am
COLOMBO (News 1st) – The Presidential Candidate of the Ruhunu Peoples’ Party, Ajantha De Zoysa pledged his support to Sajith Premadasa and took to the New Democratic Front Stage at a rally held in Kosgoda, Balapitiya.
Pushpakumara, former Army Corporal:
“They said they will give the parents Rs 3000. Did they give it? Up to now, they haven’t given my mother or father a cent. But we know how they sell us.
The biggest ace in politics today is the veteran. That is their biggest ace. We didn’t get onto this stage expecting money or anything else. I went to that Housing Minister Wimal Weerawansa on 21 instances with letters. 21 letters, not one letter. What did they tell me?
That I will be put on the next list and that we will be the next recipients. I waited for 6 months and 3 years to build my house.
These ones who couldn’t help us 6 years after the war ended are now saying that they will help us within three months. That is their politics. I only had to ask Minister Sajith Premadasa once. Within an hour, Welfare Director Brigadier Waniarachchi was called.
He was asked what the issue was and why my house was not being built. Minister Sajith Premadasa is the reason I have a house to live in. He is the one who built me my house.
Meanwhile, the New Democratic Front nears its 100th rally on the political campaign trail. Tonight, Presidential Candidate of the NDF Sajith Premadasa will address his 100th rally in Mahiyanganaya.
Sajith Premadasa first attended a rally organized in the Anuradhapura District today.
A group of former local government representatives of the Sri Lanka Freedom party pledged their support to Presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa at the 95th rally of the NDF that was held in Kahatagas-digiliya today.
A child who made his way up to the stage made a request from Sajith Premadasa to solve the issues faced by the residents of the area.
Sajith Premadasa, Presidential Candidate of the NDF:
“A large number of soldiers are there in the civil defence sector. Our government made 40,000 of them permanent.
They made a request of me to to have the eligibility for pensions be made at 22 years of service. I would like to say that I will fulfil that request. There are many kidney patients in this area. The main reason for the spread of this illness is the low-quality fertilizer supplied by the previous government.
They brought down cheap agrochemicals. This will not happen in the Sajith Premadasa era. We will use only organic fertilizer. We will build special kidney treatment units with more machinery to carry out blood transfusions. Sajith Premadasa will take care of every kidney patient in this country.
I would like to remind you that it was us who began the first programme in this country for kidney patients.”
Imthiaz Bakeer Markar, Former Minister:
“This is an opportunity given to us by destiny. How did Sajith become the Presidential candidate? How did Gotabaya become the Presidential candidate? DEW Gunasekara, Vasudeva Nanayakkara, Nimal Siripala De Silva, these party members didn’t sit together and make a decision.
The family decided that Gotabaya should be the President of this country. There was a risk of him not being able to contest when the legal issue came up. They then went and made a deposit for Chamal Rajapaksa.
That was also a family decision. Look at how they belittle the intelligence of the people. They still live in the 18th century. Like an African country, what is our message to the world?”
Sajith Premadasa then proceeded to Mullaitivu.
The rally held in Mullaitivu was organized by Vijayakala Maheshwaran. Rauff Hakeem, Rishad Bathiudeen and a group of Ministers and MPs attended the meeting.
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