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President focused on protecting democracy : Ravi Karunanayake

President focused on protecting democracy : Ravi Karunanayake

Former Minister and United National Party member Ravi Karunanayake said that President Ranil Wickremesinghe is a democratic leader, despite reports that suggest otherwise.

“There have been various comments from different individuals. The President’s political journey focuses on protecting democracy. What we need right now is not to make jokes, but to safeguard public trust,” Karunanayake emphasized addressing the media.

Karunanayake was referring to recent reports calling for the postponement of Presidential and Parliamentary elections.

The former minister confirmed that a Presidential election will indeed take place. “A Presidential election will certainly be held. President Ranil Wickremesinghe will run as an apolitical candidate. Winning this election and advancing the country is what is needed now,” he asserted. (Newswire)