Gota dodges ‘Fireside Chat’ televised candidates’ debate | Daily News


 

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Gota dodges ‘Fireside Chat’ televised candidates’ debate

SLPP Presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa was a notable absentee at the ‘Fireside Chat’ panel discussion series hosted by a major business newspaper yesterday held at the Galle Face Hotel, Colombo. NDF candidate Sajith Premadasa, NPP candidate Anura Kumara Dissanayaka, Socialist Party candidate Ajantha Perera and National Development Front candidate Rohan Pallewatte participated in the panel with an exclusive audience of distinguished business magnates, professionals, experts and politicians. With a largely business-related audience, most of the discussion focussed on economic policy.

After a three-hour long set of candidate presentations, Q&A and discussion, a video was played with the text of a statement by SLPP candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa, which was read out by proxy voice over. The SLPP candidate was not available for any questions or debate.

 


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