A country cannot be developed by dividing it on the basis of geography for the benefit of development should be flown evenly among every division, emphasised Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa, speaking to the first anniversary celebration event of the ‘Samagi Sevaka Sangamaya’ held in the New Town Hall of Colombo yesterday (25).
Addressing the event, the Opposition Leader pointed out that it is in this context were old ideologies like (Kolambata Kiri Gamata Kekiri) formulated, as the development process had aimed only a selected geographical location.
Suggesting that certain parties criticise him for catering to welfare and that distribution leads to their displeasure, Premadasa stressed that none of them are vocal about how politicians and rich men are distributing their luxuries among each other.
The Opposition Leader promised that he will never abandon the mission of looking into the lives of the people and those who are exploiting them.
Reminding that there are many people who are victims of political vengeance and subject to strenuous living standards for many years, Premadasa added that he will relieve these victims upon his coming to power. These groups include anyone subjugated to political victimisation since 1994, he added.