Refrain from forming new fronts: MS tells JO

26 July 2016 03:52 am - 9     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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President Maithripala Sirisena , in a meeting last night, requested Sri Lanka Freedom Party( SLFP) MPs sitting in the Joint Opposition to refrain from forming any new political fronts and acting in a manner detrimental to the interests of the party.

The President called for this meeting with the SLFP members of the Joint Opposition ahead of the protest march they were planning from Kandy to Colombo under the guidance of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

President Sirisena , however, said he would not mind the Joint Opposition criticizing the government when and where necessary. The meeting took place at his official residence. All SLFP members, barring MPs Namal Rajapaksa and Chamal Rajapaksa, were present.

Referring to the protest march called 'Pada Yatra' , he said he would not oppose it. Yet, he stressed the need for SLFP members representing both the government and the opposition to in unity. He noted that the party would be compelled to take action otherwise.

The Joint Opposition members said party people at grassroots level were disappointed with the decision to forge ahead with the national unity government for five more years.

The President is reported to have said that it was done to bolster investor confidence. (Kelum Bandara)

 

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  Comments - 9

  • ananda Tuesday, 26 July 2016 12:01 PM

    Nothing but power these rascals want. Shun them out of the party if they defy party decisions. via DM Android App

    TONY Tuesday, 26 July 2016 12:04 PM

    THE ORGANISERS OF THE PROTEST MARCH SHOULD ENSURE THAT A FLEET OF AMBULANCES FOLLOW THEM, AS MOST OF THEM ARE SICK PEOPLE

    TONY Tuesday, 26 July 2016 12:06 PM

    SRI LANKANS ARE JEALOUS PEOPLE. SO DO NOT EXPECT JO TO SUPPORT ANYTHING GOOD FOR THE COUNTRY. THEY ONLY WANT POWER TO ROB

    S B Lokuge Tuesday, 26 July 2016 04:49 AM

    Only reason foe these patriotic SLFP members to form another party is because they do not be a party to work with the enemy of the state, the UNP.

    KJ Tuesday, 26 July 2016 05:07 AM

    If all work together we can build a wonderful nation for all our kids and SL will be an exemplary example for the rest of the world.. conversely, if we are to opt for power, mere political gain and so on.. we will not survive at all.. just think ! Act for the people who had enough and still suffer with political games.. let's unite despite any colours that we hold.. let's build a better nation for us to live together and enjoy! Thank you all politicians.

    Wonderful Tuesday, 26 July 2016 05:27 AM

    Quote :" Referring to the protest march called 'Pada Yatra' , he said he would not oppose it " THANK YOU, President.

    GOD SIVA Tuesday, 26 July 2016 06:07 AM

    Now he scared on ground reality

    Nihal Amarasekera Tuesday, 26 July 2016 04:01 PM

    Simply this is not what we expected.

    Perera Tuesday, 26 July 2016 11:44 AM

    Very true, leadership historically shown non patriot to Sri Lanka (race and the religion).


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