Sajith promises new Sri Lanka PM if elected

ECONOMYNEXT – Presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa has said a new prime minister who commands confidence of the parliament will be appointed if he is elected President.

“I am prepared to take strong, direct steps to ensure that new, young and merit based political culture is created,” Premadasa said in a video statement.

“I would like to state that as soon as I am made the President, a Prime Minister who can command the confidence of the parliament will be made Prime Minister. In my cabinet there will be no persons who are accused of corruption.”

After Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said at a recent press conference that he will continue as Prime Minister if Premadasa is elected. (Colombo/Nov07/2019)