President asks group of 16 to remain united

16 June 2018 12:05 pm - 11     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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President Maithripala Sirisena is reported to have requested the 16 Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) members, who quit the government, to remain united amid reports about a split among the them.

Eleven of the 16, excluding MPs Susil Premajayantha, John Seneviratne, Anura Priyadarshana Yapa and John Seneviratne had met the President on Wednesday and discussed the current political situation in the country.

Some among them are said to be considering joining former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, while the others insist on remaining with the SLFP.

Political sources said they had informed the President that they were keen to secure their political future, and therefore the entire party should quit the government and highlighted the fact that the SLFP was riddled with confusion.

The President asked them to remain united and participate in the re-organising of the party. These SLFPers are reported to have taken a swipe at Ministers Duminda Dissanayake and Mahinda Amaraweera for contradicting a statement made by SLFP General Secretary Rohana Lakshman Piyadasa. (Kelum Bandara)

  Comments - 11

  • Ceylon Saturday, 16 June 2018 01:58 PM

    Kalakanni president is trying to unite other kalakanni thieves.

    Waco Saturday, 16 June 2018 03:55 PM

    No future with My3 or RW.

    Lion Saturday, 16 June 2018 04:31 PM

    All have realized That they have no future with the man whom they are aligned now.Very soon all will be knelt down before Mara for clemency.

    sil Saturday, 16 June 2018 05:28 PM

    With SLFP there is no political future, if too late to make an arrangement with SLPP they can secure their electorates or prez would ready to combine with SLPP

    Royce Saturday, 16 June 2018 06:37 PM

    Join Gota, My3 is a sinking Boat.

    Yeti Sunday, 17 June 2018 07:17 PM

    Talk about rats!!!

    Hari Mani Saturday, 16 June 2018 07:22 PM

    As if this guy does not have anything better to do; advising the corrupt who left a sinking ship . Grow up and get a life.

    Lankan Saturday, 16 June 2018 07:42 PM

    All jokers are woried about thr parties. Not the Countries. Counties all departments r in mess.

    Citizen Perera Saturday, 16 June 2018 08:15 PM

    Now it is apparent that the person who planned the no confidence motion against PM

    kumar Saturday, 16 June 2018 09:50 PM

    Those who planned the NCM have let out the sphinx which is awaiting to gobble them or is it the first 3 years they have managed to cover up their past sins and they know the Govt. doesn't have enough balance time to probe and convict them.

    GH Sunday, 17 June 2018 12:47 AM

    Mr. President, no way, your regime is at the beginning of the end. Good bye.


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