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By Thisari Andria Walawege
Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) General Secretary Dayasiri Jayasekara said yesterday that the SLFP organisers who were said to have joined hands with the United National Party (UNP) were those who were sacked from the party. Mr. Jayasekara said this in response to Minister Sajith Premadasa’s claim that more than 40 SLFPers had joined hands with his party.
He said forming an organisation to protect the SLFP and allying themselves to the UNP could not be called as protecting the SLFP.
“SLFP must be protected by its members while being in the SLFP. True SLFPers would protect the SLFP and its integrity while moving forward in this journey. Despite the obstacles we might face, we will stand united for the victory of Gotabaya Rajapaksa and move forward while protecting the dignity of the SLFP,” he said. Meanwhile, Parliamentarian Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thera said a strong economic policy ensuring national security while safeguarding our cultural heritage is necessary.
The Ven.Thera said Mr. Rajapaksa had introduced environmentally friendly economic policies to create an economy based on our own agricultural lands and energy sources. Meanwhile, MP Dullas Alahapperuma alleged government media of being biased and he requested the Elections Commission to investigate this issue.
SLFP must be protected by its members while being in the SLFP. True SLFPers would protect the SLFP and its integrity while moving forward in this journey.