Maithripala to continue active politics: SLFP

29 November 2019 07:18 am - 15     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Former President Maithripala Sirisena will continue to engage in active politics even after the general elections, Sri Lanka Freedom Party’s (SLFP) Senior Vice President Prof. Rohana Lakshman Piyadasa said yesterday.

He told media personnel that the former President had informed this during the last SLFP Central Committee meeting.

“He will remain as the Chairman of the SLFP in future as he does currently,” Prof. Piyadasa said.

“Mr. Sirisena has decided to remain silent during this interim government period. However, he will continue his active politics once this interim government is over,” Prof. Piyadasa said.

The former president decided to remain neutral and not participate in the then SLPP presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa's propaganda campaign after the SLFP officially announced its support to Mr. Rajapaksa.

The SLFP Central Committee recently decided to hand over the SLFP chairmanship to the former president who remained neutral during the presidential election period. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

  Comments - 15

  • Sambo Friday, 29 November 2019 07:23 AM

    What a disaster will that be to his party.

    Sudhu Friday, 29 November 2019 07:32 AM

    Why wasn't he active in the past?

    ANTON Friday, 29 November 2019 08:08 AM


    Appu Friday, 29 November 2019 08:10 AM

    Enough of your service. Give a chance to youngsters.

    Padda Friday, 29 November 2019 08:16 AM

    He. he! Tell him not to set fire to paddy fields!!!

    Maru Sira Friday, 29 November 2019 09:18 AM

    What a joke . A man who promised to enforce capital punishment took a 180 degrees turn to the reverse and released a murder convict ! .

    Sokrates Friday, 29 November 2019 10:24 AM

    Too bad for Sri Lanka. The SLFP is run by an idiot, the SLPP by a criminal and the UNP by an outdated politician and by all the expiry date has expired.

    Anoosh Friday, 29 November 2019 10:32 AM

    Each time there will be some sort of revolution created by him, if continued disaster politics???????

    mnsmart Friday, 29 November 2019 10:52 AM


    Neil Friday, 29 November 2019 11:49 AM

    Welcome back. We need a comedian to replace Mervyn Silva.

    deanw m Friday, 29 November 2019 01:09 PM

    You are rejected,you won't come back with peoples' vote.but kindly remind you to return the second house ,which were you annexed to original house to use as presidential palace,its against ethics to use both,and recently imported vehicle also better to return.

    Voter Friday, 29 November 2019 01:55 PM

    Maithri has got a taste of the Presidency having enjoyed power, glory, status and above seeing the world with his family. Now must have got the feeling of aiming at the Presidency again sometime in the future !

    vithura Friday, 29 November 2019 03:18 PM

    Maithriplala who?

    sam kari Friday, 29 November 2019 09:27 PM

    LOL Sirisena midaya was independent because no one wanted him in their campaign. He is a huge liability. This is what haooens when a gramasevaka becoimes the president. Gedara hitapan modaya

    Parakum Saturday, 30 November 2019 05:18 AM

    You are a ARSONIST that sort of experience is a need of the day to set fire to the Parliament.

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