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NextGenSL hosts successful first public debate

Amidst a thunder storm two teams engaged in a timely public debate, deliberating on the need for election to resolve the current political crisis faced by Sri Lanka. Organised by NextGenSL the debate took place yesterday evening at the Viharamahadevi Open Air Amphitheatre.

Activists representing the two political camps debated whether General Elections or Presidential Elections should be held first to end the deadlock created post 26 October.

The proposing team #LetMeVote was captained by R. Manoj Gamage and comprised JehanHameed, ArunThambimuttu and ErandaGinige as speakers. While the opposing team #PresidentialFirst was captained by N.W. Zoysa comprised speakers Lihini Fernando, D. Edirisinghe and N.K. Ashokbharan.RasikaJayakody and MilindaRajapkasha co-moderated the debate.

For those who missed the debate, live streamed footage is available on Youtube: https://youtu.be/KjQ8sI5D66A