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Whoever the President may be, India continues to help Mother Lanka.

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Whoever the President may be, India continues to help Mother Lanka... This Sri Lankan veteran leader's passionate appeal to PM Modi

Colombo: Presidential elections are to be held in Sri Lanka on Wednesday. This will be the first time in 44 years that MPs will directly vote for the President. The main contest in this election is being told between caretaker President Ranil Wickremesinghe and opposition candidate Dullas Alhapperuma. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka’s Leader of Opposition Sajith Premadasa has made an emotional appeal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Sajith Premadasa had today withdrew his nomination in support of the opposition candidate. After which only three candidates are left in the election. It is being claimed that the opposition has assured to make Sajith Premadasa the Prime Minister after the victory in the presidential election.

Sajith said – whoever becomes the President, India should keep helping
Sajith Premadasa tweeted that no matter who is the President of Sri Lanka tomorrow, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, my humble and humble request to all the political parties of India and the people of India to come out of this calamity is to help Sri Lanka and its people. Keep helping According to experts, neighboring Sri Lanka will need five billion dollars in the next six months to meet the basic needs of its population of about 22 million. There has been a shortage of essential goods and fuel in the country for the last several months.Who is Sajith Premadasa
Sajith Premadasa is the current Leader of Opposition of Sri Lanka and MP from Colombo District. He is also the current leader of Samagi Jan Balvegaya. Premadasa Ranasinghe is the son of Premadasa, who was the President of Sri Lanka from 1989 to 1993. He was educated at S Thomas Preparatory School, Royal College, Colombo and Mill Hill School before entering the London School of Economics. When his father was assassinated in 1993, he was pursuing his postgraduate studies at the University of Maryland. He returned to Sri Lanka and entered politics, representing the Hambantota district, joining the United National Party.

The presidential election was fought against Gotabaya
Sajith Premadasa became an MP for the first time in the year 2000 and was appointed Deputy Minister of Health in 2001. He was then appointed deputy leader of the United National Party in 2011. Sajith Premadasa was also made the cabinet minister for housing and prosperity in the national government of President Sirisena in 2015. He contested the 2019 presidential election in November 2019 as a presidential candidate from the United National Front, but lost to Gotabaya Rajapaksa. In December 2019, he was appointed as the Leader of the Opposition and a member of the Constitutional Council of Sri Lanka.

For the first time since 1978, the President of the country will be elected by an MP
Parliament in Sri Lanka has never voted to elect a president since 1978. In 1982, 1988, 1994, 1999, 2005, 2010, 2015 and 2019, the President was elected through a mandate. Prior to this, the presidency in Sri Lanka had fallen vacant only once in the mid-term in 1993, when the then President Ranasinghe Premadasa was assassinated. At that time DB Wijetunga was unanimously elected President by Parliament for the rest of Premadasa’s term.

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