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Call for new political party: Ex UPFA LG members

14 February 2016 10:20 pm - 20     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A bulk of former United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) local government members, at a special summit, called for the formation of a new political party as an alternative to the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), informed sources said today.

The SLFP is the largest and key ally of the UPFA. The UPFA is virtually divided at the moment with one faction switching its allegiance to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and the other to President Maitripala Sirisena. According to sources, nearly 2500 members who served in the dissolved local authorities or are serving in the functioning ones, attended the summit.

The members representing each district including Jaffna, Vavuniya and Mullaitivu spoke at the event, and asked for a new political party under the leadership of Mr. Rajapaksa. They reportedly said Mr. Rajapaksa was deceived twice by the present SLFP hierarchy and therefore he should not fall into any political trap in the future.

Mr. Rajapaksa said in response, “Now, the SLFP authorities have initiated disciplinary action against you. Whenever you are expelled from the party, there should be a place for you to turn to. Wherever you stand, I will be with you.”

Former Chief Justice Sarath N.Silva was also present at the occasion.

Former Minister Basil Rajapaksa, Mahajana Eksath Peramuna Leader Dinesh Gunawardane, MPs Pavitra Wanniarachchi, Geetha Kumarasinghe and others attended the event.

The event is seen as yet another step forward in the direction of forming a new political party. Mr. Rajapaksa opened a political coordinating office in Colombo last Friday in this respect.

Quote: Now, the SLFP authorities have initiated disciplinary action against you. Whenever you are expelled from the party, there should be a place for you to turn to. Wherever you stand, I will be with you (Kelum Bandara)

  Comments - 20

  • Kiris Baba Amaray Monday, 15 February 2016 10:06 AM

    This is the ideal name putha for these 40 thieves

    nalaka Monday, 15 February 2016 10:07 AM

    suspend the new party and put all the thugs behind bars

    Desmond Jeromme Monday, 15 February 2016 10:08 AM

    Dinesh Gunawardene had become a Hora Pol Mudalalee.

    Vijith Pieterz Monday, 15 February 2016 10:09 AM

    Big alli baba is now with a smiling face, though his son is in the remand.

    Horri Jimonis Monday, 15 February 2016 10:12 AM

    How about Moda-Wansa?

    Bubble Banda Monday, 15 February 2016 10:14 AM

    The entire family is corrupted.

    Kadupol Jothywansa Monday, 15 February 2016 10:15 AM

    These rotters will very soon destroy our country. Never allow.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Monday, 15 February 2016 10:16 AM

    Very soon MR family will have to eat cow dung.

    Desmond Jeromme Monday, 15 February 2016 10:17 AM

    Decent educated people will never join with these thugs.

    Perumal Monday, 15 February 2016 10:29 AM

    By virtue of the powers vested in me as a voter resident only in Sri Lanka, I propose the name " Maha Raja Pakshaya" for the new political party.

    sameer Monday, 15 February 2016 03:35 PM

    good thing a new party is being formed, now we will be able to identify the rogues and give them what they deserve, a good long rest from politics and stealing the country............

    Wesko Monday, 15 February 2016 04:06 PM

    One way to spend the Robod Money ...

    karthi Monday, 15 February 2016 04:17 PM

    " The former president should not fall into any political trtap in fute " what an advice to our former president from the EX UPFA LG members. This is the best joke joke.

    Sri Wickrama Monday, 15 February 2016 04:33 PM

    The ex-Thief Justice has become a staunch supporter of forming the new party for Rajapakse

    Voter of Colombo Monday, 15 February 2016 05:26 AM

    Congradualation! Let us end this YAMA rule who distroy our nation, economy, culture, and robbing money at very high rate.

    Tony Monday, 15 February 2016 05:55 AM

    Good ridence of bad rubbish

    ALI BABA Monday, 15 February 2016 06:57 AM

    New party. New name. "ALI BABA AND KAMBA HORU 40"

    Andare Monday, 15 February 2016 08:17 AM

    The new party can be named ABFT Party.(Ali Baba and the ..... ....... party) via DM Android App

    Sri Lankan Monday, 15 February 2016 08:25 AM

    All these people who do not really have a mandate to speak on our behalf, does not appear to know how Mr and his Club deceived us!!!!

    Giabao Monday, 15 February 2016 09:01 AM

    If Basil and Namal joins this group, it is the end of it

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