Premadasa insists he has picked only the Defence Minister

New Democratic Front Presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa says he has decided only on the post of Defence Minister.

Speaking at an election rally in Dambulla today, Premadasa said that he has only named Sarath Fonseka as a Minister in his new cabinet and no one else.

“We have named only Sarath Fonseka as a person with responsibility in a future Government,” Premadasa said.

He said that Fonseka was picked for the Defence Minister post based on his ability, accomplishments and other factors.

Premadasa said he will not appoint any corrupt person or someone who had damaged the image of the country to the cabinet if he becomes President.

He said that all others will be evaluated to ensure their hands are clean before they are appointed to any post.

Earlier today, United National Front leader Ranil Wickremesinghe said that he will be Prime Minister in a future Government with Sajith Premadasa as President. (Colombo Gazette)