Extremists, racists and religious extremists should be faced without fear and racism, ethnic distinction and extremism must be eradicated from this country, said Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa, joining the Thaipongal Festival organised by Leader of the Labour National Society Palani Digambaram at Sinesita Stadium in Nuwara Eliya today (16).
The Opposition Leader joined the event as the Chief Guest and the occasion was also graced by Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Gopal Baglay.
Reminding that the late President Ranasinghe Premadasa had made the dream of citizenship a reality by granting citizenship to the plantation workers’ community for the first time, the Opposition Leader noted that he would take the responsibility of uplifting the their lives and making them a stronger community.
The Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) is currently formulating a Plantation Workers’ Convention and having it as the mission of a future government to uplift the living standards of plantation workers, Premadasa revealed. A Special Presidential Task Force for the development of the Plantation Sector will be established under a SJB government, he promised.