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Sajith Premadasa MP
|Former Deputy Leader
United National Party
|Member of the Sri Lankan Parliament
for Hambantota District
|Former Deputy Minister of Health|
|Born||January 12, 1967|
|Political party||United National Party|
Tissamaharama, Sri Lanka.
|Alma mater||S. Thomas' Preparatory School,
Royal College Colombo,
Mill Hill School,
London School of Economics
Sajith Premadasa (born 12 January 1967) is a Sri Lankan politician, working committee member (former Deputy Leader) of the United National Party (UNP), the main Opposition party of Sri Lanka and Member of Parliament for Hambantota District and was the former Deputy Minister of Health in Sri Lanka. He is the son of Ranasinghe Premadasa the former President of Sri Lanka.
General Election 2010
For the fourth general election in a row, Sajith Premadasa won the highest percentage of preferential votes out of all United National Party candidates on Thursday, which was just under 90 percent of United National Party votes in the Hambantota Electoral District.
Sajith first entered politics in 2000, when he was elected to parliament from Hambantota with 83 percent of the UNP preferential votes. He won 82 percent of the preferential votes in the 2001 election and 84 percent in the 2004 election and 89 percent in 2010.He was appointed as the Deputy Minister of Health under the premiership of Ranil Wickramasinghe in 2001 and remained till 2004 when his government was dissolved by President Chandrika.
Tharuna Saviya, the Youth Movement of Sajith Premadasa. The mission of the Tharuna Saviya is to recruit, train, mobilize, and engage youth in all 25 District’s of Sri Lanka to win the battle of ideas and elections in order to move towards a new Premadasa era. Tharuna Saviya serves as a voice for youth across the country, and provides them with the training and resources they need to succeed in winning future generations.
Jana Suwaya People Development Foundation initiated in 1994 has made an earnest attempt at addressing the paramount issues of basic human needs faced by the people of Hambantota.
Through the establishment of 20 NGOs, which are registered under the social services ministry of Sri Lanka, Janasuwaya program has embarked on a pathbreaking mission to light up the lives of the less fortunate, poorest of the poor and the downtrodden in hambantota society.
Sajith Premadasa, has initiated a novel project, namely Sasunata Aruna, to help and assist Buddhist temples and Sunday schools in line with the 2600 Sambuddatwa Jayanthi celebrations this year
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