President Wickremesinghe owes his power to SLPP – Sajith


Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa said that President Ranil Wickremesinghe is indebted to the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) and is serving them because they helped him become President.

Premadasa made this remark during a public gathering ‘Samagi Jana Hamuwa’ in Wadduwa

Addressing the gathering Premadasa said, “Though Wickremesinghe is the Executive President, he owes the SLPP a great debt because they helped him gain power. As long as Wickremesinghe is President he will never forget that. This became very clear when 37 State Ministers were appointed. That is how Wickremesinghe shows his gratitude to the SLPP.  He does not care about the people.”

Premadasa also said that 99 per cent of the Government is composed of SLPP.  “The SLPP makes all the decisions as a Government and they want Wickremesinghe to carry out their agendas. Wickremesinghe does not care about the people at all. This is what is happening in the country now,” he alleged.

“The people took the street against a democratically elected President because he did not fulfil his promises. That President had to resign due to the people’s protests. Meanwhile, President Ranil Wickremesinghe is only trying to give more benefits to SLPP members instead of finding solutions for burning issues of the people,” he said.

Speaking on the violent incidents of 9 May, Premadasa stressed that former PM Mahinda Rajapaksa is the one who created the wave of unrest across the island.

“On that day, SLPP goons brutally attacked peaceful protesters at GotaGoGama and MynaGoGama under the influence of Mahinda Rajapaksa. Everybody in the country knows that,” he alleged.

Speaking further, Premadasa, made a request to SJB members to work hard to win the hearts and minds of the people and make them aware of the timely need to elect an SJB Government.

By S.S.H. Lunuwila (Wadduwa)