UNP Deputy Leader vows to run for President
COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - UNP Deputy Leader Housing and Construction Minister Sajith Premadasa announces he would contest the upcoming presidential election and vows to save war heroes from a financial mess.
UNP Deputy Leader Housing and Construction Minister Sajith Premadasa, yesterday, said he would definitely contest the forthcoming presidential election.
Addressing a ceremony held at Thirappane to mark the opening of the 246th Udagama model village, the Minister said that he would enable each and every member of the security forces and the state service to own a plot of land and build a house there. "Our war heroes have become victims of micro-finance dealers. I am ready to save them from financial mess. I would provide each war hero with a plot of land and a house free of charge.
"The war heroes would not become victims of micro-finance dealers who fleece them. They rendered yeoman service to this country by ending the three-decade-long war.