“I protected my leader 71 times” : Sajith Premadasa
A special convention of local government representatives of the United National Party was held in Colombo yesterday (September 7). Local government representatives of the UNP and candidates who contested the elections under the UNP and many others attended the convention in support of Deputy Leader of the UNP Minister Sajith Premadasa.
The event was held at the Sugathadasa Indoor stadium. The event commenced with the arrival of Deputy Leader of the UNP Sajith Premadasa. A proposal to name Sajith Premadasa as the presidential candidate of the UNP was unanimously approved by the local government representatives present at the convention.
Addressing the masses gathered Minister Sajith Premadasa said that in the months of November and December that the government that is to be formed will not be a government consisting of friends but individuals who are talented.
He further said that he too signed a contract with the President and that it was signed to make Ranil Wickremesinghe the Prime Minister. He says that during the period of those 52 days when this agreement was struck certain people close to him had slung mud at him. Sajith Premadasa reminds people that he never built his political career through political coups.
“It is hard for me to think as to why a person who has made so many sacrifices, never stolen, never looted, and a person who is trying his best to work well for the general public, why is it taking so long to give me this opportunity.’ – the Minister questions the delay in giving him the opportunity of being nominated as the Presidential candidate for the UNP.
He went onto say that during many such decisive moments that there was no hesitation to name various candidates and that he cannot comprehend why the requests of the masses of the general public are not being answered for so long. He calls out on his supporters saying that he protected his leader on 71 occasions when the position of the Prime Minister was offered to me on a platter 71 times that he rejected it because he respected his leader and the party. The Minister says that he does not know for how long this matter will be dragged on but that despite of all these procrastination that he will not take a step back from where he is right now.
He also said that a massive majority and all affiliated parties of the United National Front continue to repeat the sentiment that Sajith Premadasa must come forward and asked the UNP supporters to wait for another 20 years. He assured the people that he will not look back this time that he will definitely create a government headed by both the UNP and the UNF and with the blessings of the Prime Minister and Speaker Karu Jayasuriya.
Non-Cabinet Minister Sujeewa Senasinghe addressing those gathered said that it does not matter whichever Rajapaksa contests since it will not pose a challenge for them. He mentioned that a group supporting Rajapaksa’s within their own party is hoping that Sajith Premadasa is not nominated as the candidate.
Ministers Harin Fernando, Kabir Hashim and Non-Cabinet Minister Harsha de Silva were among the others who spoke at the event.
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He is a liar the Prime Minister was protected because he had about 120 votes in Pariament, when Sagit and President Sirisena conspired
Agree with you Engr Perera,
The Pamb** President wakes up in the morning with an erection and wants to nail someone.
So he calls the Dumb Head and says ‘Guy, you wanna be PM/ I can do it through an illegal Gazette.
Sajith, please shut up, listen to yourself and act in a dignified manner.
That will ensure your future.
is he really talking through his mouth or hmm anyway he should protect the leader that is his obligation and duty as a member of that party and even more he should never forget that his leader protected his father not long ago so he is more obligated to protect him and keep silent and not just bloat around saying it
What is the use of protecting a useless leader such as RW? You can protect RW 1,000 times. Even JVP protected UNP & Ranil. It is better now you protect yourself. Actually you should prtect Siri Sena because he is the one who appointed RW!
you are wrong it is the the peoples vote that made the Ranil the Prime Minister
This is citizen Amarakoon to Engineer Perera. I assume you are referring to me. Pl. see below:
Presidential election, 2015
UNP along several other parties and civil organizations signed to an Understanding Agreement and decided to field the then Secretary General of Sri Lanka Freedom Party, Maithripala Sirisena as the Common Candidate for the Presidential Election and the Common Candidate pledged to appoint Ranil Wickeremesinghe, as the Prime Minister if he would win the election. In the elections held on 8 January 2015, Common Candidate Maithripala Sirisena was selected as the 6th President of Sri Lanka and on 9 January 2015 when he was sworn in, he appointed Ranil Wickremesinghe as the Prime Minister of the Sri Lankan Parliament.[citation
Wikipedia, which is a free Internet resource, is bulls*** like any other free Internet media.
Only clowns like yourself rely on Wikipedia.
If you are are serious, go to Encyclopedia Britannica, which is a paid Internet database.
Dear Mr. Fiery Fernando, May be millions of Folks who avail services through Wikipedia are Clowns According to you). Before going to Wikipedia or Encyclopaedia Britannica follow SL news and you will know it was MY3 who appointed RW. Or are you in another planet? These are facts. However, you are right and I couldn’t find about our ‘butterflies’ in Wikipedia. I will check Encyclopaedia Britannica to know about ‘Butterflies’ in the parliament!