Oct 19, 2019

Sajith promises to de-politicise national security

NDF presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa addressing a cross section of business leaders and stakeholders in various sectors at the Shangri-La Hotel yesterday said that it was imperative that Sri Lanka depoliticise National Security and Intelligence.
“Diversifying our exports away from dependence on two markets is important for national security,” he told the large gathering. “We need to focus on economic security and political security as well as military security.”

Elaborating on his plans to clampdown on corruption he said. “We will institutionalise anti-corruption programmes within ministries and within tender processes. People who are able to deliver in a time-targeted manner. These are the people who will be given responsibility.”

He spoke on women’s right saying those who commit heinous crimes against women will be brought to book.

“I will establish a Women’s Charter. The Charter will be established through legislation and given legal teeth. We will have an active programme of positive discrimination for women.” He also stressed the importance of strengthening the rights of children. “Our social fabric and its future depends on the health and education of children.

 They are the future generations that will take this country forward.”

(Daily News)

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