Published On: Wed, Aug 1st, 2018

President Says He Wants Rajitha Senaratne To Become Head Of State One Day

President Maithripala Sirisena said he wished Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne could become the leader of the country one day.

The President made this remark while addressing a felicitation ceremony organized to honour Senaratne at the Nelum Pokuna theatre, today.

“Two speakers who addressed this gathering before me – Prof. Carlo Fonseka and Prof. Sarath Wijesuriya – indirectly said Rajitha Senaratne would be the leader of the country one day. I’d like to endorse them,” the President said.

“They said two health ministers in the past – the late S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike and myself – broke away from their parties and went on to lead the country. But I don’t know if Minister Senaratne would want to follow the same path on breaking away from the party.”

Many politicians, including Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, were present at the event.

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