Deputy Minister Karunaratne Paranawithana says the country is in need of a new President with the ability to overcome both local and international challenges in the country.
Speaking during an event in Embilipitiya Deputy Minister Paranawithana said new challenges cannot be solved through old methods and old leaders.
The Deputy Minister noted the country has drastically changed over the past five years adding therefore the country is in need of a new leader with a sound educational background.
Deputy Minister Paranawithana claimed the time is apt for the country to adapt to a new change despite various political affiliations in order to overcome the challenges.
The Deputy Minister stressed party politics or bringing another family of politicians into power have proven to be a failure in the past adding therefore such old methods should be subject to change.