"I may have been the only person in the world who was defamed for building villages. But I had built over 2500 Udagammana Villages and houses for 61,000 families.
Now I am planning the housing for people living in small temporary shelters and rented places and sub-families and those recognised as the middle class in Colombo district. All of these proposals account to apartment building.
But no way I am going to name name these apartment schemes. You have seen how criticism leveled when the eternally blessed Kumara Sangakkaragama Village was named. Therefore, may I build these houses, you may name them as you wish."
This sentiment was made by former housing minister and leader of Samagi Jana Balawegaya Sajith Premadasa.
He made this observation in a Facebook video whilst slamming down media trolls, who called him 'Puthano' in a move to defame his coming as a rival politician, through a creative hashtag #puthaknows.
Accordingly, Mr. Premadasa has adopted a rather civilised and advanced use of politics amidst the never ending trolling and mudslinging between politicians in the coming of an election heat.