Businessman Dilith Jayaweera Vows to End Traditional Politics, Launches Mawbima Janatha Party’s Campaign in Colombo

Businessman Dilith Jayaweera, the leader of the Mawbima Janatha Party (MJP), delivered a call to action at the party’s district conference held at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium in Colombo on Saturday.

In his address, Jayaweera declared that the time had come to break free from the “shackles of traditional politics and usher in a new era of governance” in Sri Lanka.

“I am not someone who expected to get into politics,” Jayaweera said. “But after years of hoping for change from existing political parties and figures, only to be continuously let down, we have decided to take matters into our own hands. We are here to make that change.”

The conference drew notable figures , including former Governor of the Eastern Province Anuradha Yahampath, Deputy Chairman of the Communist Party of Sri Lanka MP Weerasumana Weerasinghe, former MP Piyasiri Wijenayake, diplomat Palitha Kohona, Sri Lankan racing champion Dilantha Malagamuwa, and former sprinter Shehan Ambepitiya.

He emphasized the need to prioritize the interests of the people above partisan politics and special interests, promising to enact meaningful reforms that would address the pressing challenges facing the nation.

“We cannot afford to remain trapped in the cycle of corruption and inefficiency that has plagued our political system for far too long,” Jayaweera declared, eliciting applause from the audience. “Together, we can build a brighter future for Sri Lanka, one that is built on integrity, innovation, and compassion.”