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Dhammika Perera non-committal on common candidate speculation
23 May 2019 11:43 am -
Business magnate Dhammika Perera was non-committal and did not reject speculation that he would come forward as a common candidate at the next Presidential election.
When questioned after an event in Colombo about speculation in social media, Perera said: “We have to develop the country. For the question you asked let’s see what happens in the future.
When asked whether these stories were wrong, he said: “I think I should not comment on them at the moment.”
When asked whether the people would be able to keep hopes of something outside traditional politics, he said:
“The public are more knowledgeable than anyone now. Therefore I don’t think anyone would be able to play games with the pubic in the future. Therefore, no one would be able to come forward in the future without having solutions to develop the country. Now with the social media, the public is more knowledgeable. Therefore I think the future will be good.”
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Ice Thursday, 23 May 2019 12:02 PM
Let the candidates come in, I mean away from the same old same old. We have had enough of them. MR, MR!! Rajapaksa, Rajapaksa!! UNP UNP!! SLFP SLFP!! Enough! We need to replace all of 228!
ANTON Thursday, 23 May 2019 12:09 PM
AND FINAL QUESTION , ........ ARE YOU ALSO INTERESTED IN BLOCKING SOCIAL MEDIA AND GOING ABROAD WHENEVER THERE IS A DISASTROUS SITUATION IN THIS COUNTRY ???
ANTON Thursday, 23 May 2019 12:19 PM
AND RANIL IS SAID TO BE PUTTING YOUR HEAD, IS IT CORRECT.
Anpanman Thursday, 23 May 2019 12:20 PM
As NDT graduate myself from which course he dropped out he is the most suitable candidate for Sri Lanka President. I know my knowledge is a lot better that any a MSc and Phd in my field where I excelled in a multinational company based overseas. Dhammika should come as a independent candidate (not a so called common candidate) with an educated team to back him. Then I shall vote for him. Bottom like "No Ranil behind".
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If he can run the country like as he manages his wealth then many people will back him up.
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