I can revive country within five years – Sajith

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Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa said he had the ability to revive the country within the next five years.

Addressing a rally yesterday (12), Premadasa claimed the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Government destroyed the country in the first two years of its tenure.

“The Government destroyed a country that was doing well in terms of reserves and investments. My party is ready to solve problems and provide solutions to the country’s issues within the next five years. SJB will not shy away from problems, and will not be a part of the Government’s destructive policies.  Our party will think of the country first when making decisions,” he added.

Premadasa said, it is important to think of the peoples’ struggle and conduct a cost benefit analysis, when making political decisions.

“The country cannot be built by betraying the people. The decision to build the country should be made with the interest of the country in mind and not with the interest of politicians. Any decision taken without taking advantage of the people would not benefit the country and that the SJB would never take decisions that would betray the people,” he added.

Meanwhile, addressing a discussion with the delegation from the Navy, Aviation, Ports and Exports at the Opposition Leader’s office on 11 June, Premadasa said all decisions taken by him were for the benefit to the country and the value it would accrue to the country. Premadasa had a lengthy discussion on investment opportunities that were lost due to hanging onto old ideologies. Issues that would crop up in this regard were also discussed.

By Nabiya Vaffoor