|Thursday, 11 March 2004|
Ranil Wickremesinghe has a clear vision - Azwer
In an interview given to a daily paper recently, Mr. Anura Bandaranaike has said that he would be the next President and also he would be the last person in politics from the Bandaranaike clan. He further said in that interview that the Bandaranaike dynasty will come to an end after him.
If Anura Bandaranaike is incapable of producing future Bandaranaikes, how could the nation trust him and hand over reign of power to him. This question was posed by former Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and UNP National List candidate A.H.M. Azwer at a election rally held at Manikkampiddi in the Polonnaruwa District.
The meeting was presided over by Alhaj S.A. Majeed Ex. MP, Polonnaruwa District.
Minister Azwer stated that after breaking all the promises given to the JVP Presidential candidate Nihal Galappaththi in writing and also enjoying the luxury of the executive power for the last ten years President Chandrika Bandaranaike has said that she would abolish the Presidency executive system and come back to Parliament. Under such circumstances, how could Anura Bandaranaike tell the country that he will become the President? Who is fooling whom? Minister Azwer asked.
Minister Azwer said that this attempt on the part of President is purely to deny the opportunity of Ranil Wickremesinghe to become the President of this country. He would not only win the April 2nd election but also would win the future Presidential Election.
The nation clamours for his able and enlightened leadership in order to attain permanent peace in the country, and also build the economy and bring prosperity to the nation. He does not give false promises. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has a clear vision for the future development of this country.
The people of the country have reposed their full confidence in him. The International community has recognised him as an able leader in the whole of South East Asia. JVP had the audacity to hold a meeting in Thambala the very spot they brutally murdered M. Ismail who was the first Muslim Provincial Councillor in the area.
The Muslims of Polonnaruwa will never forget this dastardly killing of the JVP. They also murdered Jala Nasar another Muslim Provincial Council member in Anuradhapura.
The President has fixed the date of election on a Friday. All sections of Muslims in the country oppose it since they have to attend their Friday obligatory Jumma prayers.
They will therefore face difficulty in voting. The Muslims are awaiting the election day to lodge their protest by voting against United National Freedom Alliance for disregarding the sentiments of the Muslims.
Produced by Lake House