By Colombo Telegraph –
Hirunika Premachandra, the daughter of Coordinating secretary to the President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Sumana Premachandra and late Presidential Advisor Baratha Lakshman Premachandra, said today that she would enter active politics soon. She has already discussed her future politics with Basil Rajapaksa and Namal Rajapaksa The Colombo Telegraph has learnt.
“My father didn’t do politics for money, and the people loved him for all the service that he rendered to the people. I want to continue the same politics that my father did and will do this from Kolonnawa” she said. Hirunika made these remarks while addressing a ceremony to lay the foundation stone for the erection of a statue of her father in Kolonnawa. “When giving nominations in future, political parties should consider the moral character of the people who are given nominations. There is also a drug menace in the area and I want to spearhead the battle against it,” she said.
Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa laid the foundation stone for the construction of a statue of late Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra at the Kolonnawa industrial zone. “As politicians and political leaders we must be cautious about the candidates that we nominate. If politicians do not have the necessary patience they should give up politics. It is with much pain that I am expressing this view.” Chamal Rajapaksa said.
Leader of the House Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva shared these views in this event. “It is my view that we all should be determined to create a democratic political environment in the country by eliminating political violence. Today, his wife and daughter Hirunika have a special task. They have the responsibility of continuing the journey of Bharatha Premachandra.”