The inaugural public rally of new democratic front presidential candidates Sajith Premadasa is now being held at Galle face Green in Colombo. A large number of United National Front members are attending the rally.
Speaking at the public rally Prime Minister Ranil Wikremasinghe said that former president Ranasinghe Premadasa fought in parliament as well as outside it against family favourations and the cast system. He pointed out that the name of the late president could not be damaged despite many challengers against him. The Prime Minster said that the new country will be built by taking forward aims of former president Ranasinghe Premadasa.
Minister Akila Viraj Kariyiawasam pointed out Prime Minister Ranil Wikremasinghe was able to bring all political party leaders in to the same stage. He said that the fight for victory commenced today.
Speaking at the rally Minister Ravi Karunanayaka said that development activities of the government have covered the entire country. He pointed out that the government took steps to increase salaries and remove salary anomalies of the public servants.
Minister Naveen Dissanayake said that Mr. Sajith Premadasa knows the suffering of the grass root level people. He said that Mr. Premadasa is a democratic leader and not an anti-democratic leader.