Wednesday, January 20, 2010

JR's Grand Son extends fullest support to Mahinda


Sri Lanka's First Executive President JR Jayawardane's grand son, Pradeep Jayawardane yesterday (Jan 19) pledged his fullest support to incumbent President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the forthcoming presidential election.

Speaking at a press briefing at his ward Place residence Jayewardene expressed his conviction over President Rajapaksa for his ability to bring lasting peace to the country. He said no other leader could possibly crushed LTTE terrorism which had been a curse for nearly thirty years, hampering all development work and causing misery to all sections of the people of this country.

"I had been supporting President Rajapaksa right from the time he launched an assault on the LTTE and I was confident from the very start that he would defeat terrorism and usher in peace in this country", Pradeep jayewardene said.

Former Gampaha Deputy Mayor Gamini Senarath and Patha Hewaheta Pradeshya Sabha member D. M. Dipal A. S. Gunatilleke were associated with Jayawardene at the conference.

Late JR Jayawardane is considered to be one of founding members of the United National Party (UNP). Also, he is the creator of the executive presidency and the present constitution of the country.

Earlier, Vasantha Senanayake , great grand son of Hon DS Senanayake, Sri Lanka 's first Prime Minister and the founder of the UNP, pledged his support to Mhinda Rajapaksa.  

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