JO, SLPP to jointly contest future elections

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The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) members in the joint opposition (JO) and the members of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) will jointly contest the upcoming elections, SLPP Chairman G.L. Peiris said today.

He told a news conference that the two parties would not contest these elections under the hand symbol of the SLFP.

Professor Peiris said people had sent a clear message at the JO May Day rally held at the Galle Face Green that they had no trust in the SLFP.

“The SLFP is an appendage of the United National Party (UNP) and its policies. Today, steps are being made to convert the country's six largest corporations into private companies. Alienation and privatization are not SLFP policies,” he said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

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  • Don Wednesday, 03 May 2017 05:25 AM

    Only if you contest under a different political party other than SLFP. via DM Android App

    tissa Wednesday, 03 May 2017 06:33 AM

    being a respected lawyer. how can you claim handchair symbol they are belongings of some other parties via DM Android App

    OffThe Cuff Wednesday, 03 May 2017 07:07 AM

    Yes,you are correct. The UNP and the SLFP are the same. They both consists of corrupt politicians. The "Bud" is no different. The "Bud" is the "safe house" for the most corrupt politicians Sri Lanka has ever breed.

    DREAMER. Wednesday, 03 May 2017 07:47 AM


    Lanki Wednesday, 03 May 2017 06:31 PM

    Its time President Sirisena as the President of SLFP kick all those SLFP members who participated in the JO procession out of the party.

    Jagath Leanage Tuesday, 02 May 2017 07:23 PM

    There can be only 2 parties in Sri Lanka to win an election . History speaks for that .

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