Samagi Jana Balawegaya MP Vadivel Suresh yesterday said nothing prevents him working with President Ranil Wickremesinghe and that he will do what his people want him to do.
“I have no issues working with the president, and I will do what my people want me to do.” I met both the President and the Leader of Opposition Sajith Premadasa and told them that what my people want and I will do what they want me to do,” he told journalists after he met Mr. Premadasa at the Opposition Leader’s office.
“I told the President about the plight of the people in the estate sector which I have highlighted in the May Day rally. “I told him about the wages and informed him that a total of 9000 hectares have been abandoned in my area and that this has increased the leopard population in the area. I told him these animals have become a major threat to the people and to their lives. I also told him that plantation sector people are deprived of Samurdhi,” he said. The President promised to call up all stakeholders in the plantations, including the companies, trade unions and state officials in the sector for a meeting and resolve these issues. “I would rate the meeting as a successful one,” he said.
“I also met the Leader of Opposition Sajith Premadasa and he promised to visit my electorate in Badulla soon,” he said. (Yohan Perera)