Don't be afraid, you have our backing: JO assures SLFP

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The Joint Opposition (JO) yesterday told the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) not to be afraid when making a decision to form its own government and assured them that they were there to support them once they make that call.

MP Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena said that the JO MPs had decided at a meeting held last morning to offer its unconditional support to the SLFP in the event it broke away from the unity government it had formed with the United National Party (UNP).

The meeting was held under the leadership of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa at his residence in Wijerama Mawatha in Colombo 7.

“We have been telling the SLFP from the beginning that we will support them if it exits from the government. At the meeting, we decided to support the SLFP to form a government without any condition. We would like to tell the SLFP not be afraid and that we will be right behind them,” he told Daily Mirror. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

 

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  • malij Friday, 16 February 2018 11:06 AM

    Beware of Greek bearing gifts.

    Sri Lankan Friday, 16 February 2018 11:20 AM

    This is not a Parliament Election to form a Government.

    Gayan Friday, 16 February 2018 12:42 PM

    Neither was Jan 8 2015. But it happened.

    Reader Friday, 16 February 2018 02:59 PM

    @ Gayan: Jan 2015 was a high level vote which gave the powers to the incumbent to appoint a government - LG doesn't give anyone, any right to change the parliament!! know the difference

    Gamarala Friday, 16 February 2018 11:25 AM

    Truth of behind this winning is not the famous of SLPP but bahaviour and thinking of the present government leaders and ministers. They dont know that what people really need and their expectation. Royalist dont know that majority people are farmers and workers. Farmers need fertilizer and enough water on time for their faddy. Other poor people expect rice and coconut which are compalsorry for living in a reasonable price. Nobody ask Wi Fi for free.

    fareed Friday, 16 February 2018 11:26 AM

    Yeah they will support SLFP and later, they will pull the rug on which Mithree is standing. The game will end there by taking the country once again to wards dark ages of whit van culture. and as usual start killing those who are against them.

    Senanayake Friday, 16 February 2018 11:33 AM

    What a beautiful love story! "Take me back honey bunny"

    Lalith Friday, 16 February 2018 01:28 PM

    Good moov

    Ad Friday, 16 February 2018 03:07 PM

    JO - Jokers Organisation.

    Ajja Friday, 16 February 2018 04:54 PM

    New Drama..."Horuth samaga Horu".

    Dhammika Friday, 16 February 2018 05:12 PM

    These JOKers are taking the poor voters for a GRAND RIDE . RIP Sri Lanka.


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