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* Sajith Premadasa should be made President to continue good governance reforms - Prime Minister
Wed, Oct 9, 2019, 10:14 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 09, Colombo: Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe called for the victory of United National Front candidate Sajith Premadasa in the presidential election to continue the reform process carried out in the last five years through a transparent governance.

Addressing a conference organized by the civil societies and trade unions collective in Colombo today (09), the Prime Minister requested to give a majority to the United National Front government afterwards at the parliamentary elections to continue the good governance reforms.

The Premier reiterated that he was committed to uplifting Sri Lanka as the best in Asia by carrying out all the reforms, including the amendment of the Constitution.

Speaking further, the Prime Minister emphasized that under the good governance of the government a good and meaningful society has been created while preserving human life.

Prime Minister Wickremesinghe said the present government by the appointment of independent commissions has protected the independence of the judiciary, public service, and the Auditor General's functions and people's fundamental rights.

"We not only appointed independent commissions, we also ensured they function properly. As a result the judiciary gives verdicts with no fear…There is transparency today due to the implementation of these reforms."

The Civil Society and Trade Union collective presented the civil society policy reform proposal to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

Speaking at the meeting, the United National Front Presidential Candidate Housing and Cultural Affairs Minister Sajith Premadasa said the country could not be allowed to move to an era of no freedom.

He said the United National Front is committed to affirm and strengthen the independence won and emphasized that his aim was to further the rebuilding process that was started by the government.

The Maha Sangha, religious leaders of all faiths, Minister of Health Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Rajitha Senaratne, Minister of National Integration, Official Languages, Social Progress and Hindu Religious Affairs Mano Ganesan, Leader of the New Left Front Wickremabahu Karunaratne and a large number of civil activists were present.

 

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