Ronnie de Mel says: Sajith can take country in right direction
Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa visited Ronnie de Mel at his residence yesterday morning (11) to wish him a happy birthday and many more to come.
Ronnie de Mel was the Minister of Finance in the 1977 President J. R. Jayewardene-led Government and was a pioneer in introducing the open economy to the country. He has presented 11 budgets and is also a pioneer in establishing regional development banks in the country.
Commenting on the current political situation, Ronnie de Mel lauded Premadasa’s role as Leader of the Opposition. He emphasised that the Premadasa is the only person who can take this country in the right direction in the future. (TR)