Thursday, October 31, 2019


Presidential Candidate Sajith Premadasa Has Issued His Election Policy Statement

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ial Candidate of the New Democratic Front Minister Sajitha Premadasa has launched his Policy statement for the forthcoming Presidential elections during a function held at Kandy this morning (31).

after   handing over  the first copy of his policy statement to the Chief incumbent of Asgiriya chapter .Warakagoda thero ,Minister Premadasa has stressed   that he will review  all the agreements signed by government with foreign countrirs .

The 20-points of the P
1. Affordable prices and a high-quality life: Affordability of housing, education, healthcare, transportation and telecommunications, and improving wages Tor the private sector through high-quality jobs
2. Shelter for all: A home-owning society by 2025 and freehold land for permit holders
3. Universal pre-school for all: We will immediately extend tree education to pre-schools
4. Universal higher education: A university degree, a professional qualification, or vocational training for every school leaver
5. Universal healthcare: Free medicine, tests and care, with no hidden costs. A free medical check-up for all over 35 and increased benefits for pregnant mothers
6. Accountable leadership: A cabinet of ministers who are free of corruption and conflicts of interest. No relations will be given Government appointments
7. Zero tolerance on drugs and corruption: Swift legal proceedings and no parole or pardon for convicted drug traffickers
8. Zero tolerance on religious extremism and violence: Everyone will be free of fear in their homes and places of worship
9. Atoughand smart national security strategy: A National Security Council will be established by law, and the right people will be put in the right places
10. Dignity for the public sector: Scholarships for international exposure and legal assistance for public servants to defend their actions made in an official capacity
11. Government for the people: Documents, permits and licenses will be available online, or within a day
12. Financial markets: A new national development bank and a competitive tax regime to accelerate investments to Port City
13. Inspiring women: The Women's Charter will be implemented, 25% minimum quotas will be introduced for Provincial Councils, Parliament and the National List whilst ensuring safe public transport for women
14. Empowering small businesses: All businesses with a monthly sale of less than 4 million rupees, will be exempted from paying VAT
15. Empowering the farmer: Free seed paddy and fertilizer through farmer cooperatives
16. Environment and energy: Environmentally- acceptable community-centered solutions for the human-elephant conflict, effective waste management, and a switch to 100% renewable energy by 2040
17. Encouraging entrepreneurship and innovation: A Rs. 10 Billion National Venture Capital Fund and a Rs. 10 Billion National Innovation Fund
18. A market-ready youth population: 'Centers of Excellence' at each Divisional Secretariat level to improve communication, language, technology and soft skills of the youth
19. Appreciation of migrant workers: Subsidized home loans, an increased duty-free allowance and legal assistance at embassies
20. Public transport: A multifaceted public transport policy through bus modernization, railway electrification, Light Rail Transit and a smart traffic management system
Download the election manifesto of the New Democratic Front at

අවංක අව්‍යාජ මිතුරෝ දුක සැප දෙකෙහිම එකිනෙකා හා රැඳේ ,අනෙකාගේ අඩුපාඩු සාදා ගැනීමට උදව් දේ -කිසි දින එකිනෙකා හැර නොයයි "

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