Thigam­baram wants PM to con­test Pres­i­den­tial Poll

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - NEWS - BY YOHAN PER­ERA IN NUWARA ELIYA

Thigam­baram said yes­ter­day.

Min­is­ter Thigam­baram said this at the open­ing of In­di­an­funded Ma­hatma Gandhi Pu­ram Hous­ing scheme in Nuwara Eliya last af­ter­noon.

“Prime Min­is­ter Ranil Wick­remesinghe who vis­ited Talawakele dur­ing the Pres­i­den­tial Elec­tion in 2015 and pledged that es­tate sec­tor peo­ple would be given lands of their own. That pledge has been ful­filled to­day and we will not for­get Mr Wick­remesinghe,” the Min­is­ter said. “We would also like to see Mr Wick­remesinghe con­test­ing the next Pres­i­den­tial Elec­tion and be­com­ing the Pres­i­dent of this coun­try,” he said. The Es­tate Sec­tor peo­ple in Sri Lanka would like to see Prime Min­is­ter Ranil Wick­remesinghe be­com­ing Pres­i­dent in this coun­try in 2020 and would like to back him as a pres­i­den­tial can­di­date at the next Pres­i­den­tial Elec­tion, Min­is­ter of Es­tate Vil­lages P.

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