New Democratic Front Presidential Candidate Sajith Premadasa says that when he is elected as President, he would appoint a first time Prime Minister who could secure a majority in Parliament.
In an address to the nation this afternoon, the NDF Candidate said his objective is to create a law-abiding and spiritual change in the country, and that he would begin with the Presidency.
Sajith Premadasa stressed he would achieve these goals with a Cabinet of Ministers and officials who are young, honest, law-abiding and spiritual. Further, he said he would not allow MPs and Ministers to engage in businesses using political muscle.
He also pledged to end the corrupt process of MPs and Ministers appointing relatives to State Institutions adding that the would ensure that strategic state institutions do not fall into the hands of political associates.
In addition, Sajith Premadasa said he would show no mercy or compassion to the corrupt, drug traffickers and fanatic religious extremists. The NDF candidate added, rapists, deal-makers, terrorists, extremists, underworld gangsters, and their supporters will not be given any form of political protection.
Sajith Premadasa went on to note, he would bring an end to the VIP political culture of providing vehicle permits and security details to MPs.
Sajith Premadasa said he would take firm steps to introduce a fresh, young, untainted and skilled political culture to do away with the hidden corrupt political culture. Further, he said, any person who has allegations of fraud and corruption would never be included in his Cabinet.
Sajith Premadasa added a free and fair election will be called for as soon as possible and a stable government would be established while professionals and women will be given due consideration to be included in the National List.