MS to introduce far-reaching reforms to SLFP

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President Maithripala Sirisena is expected to introduce far reaching reforms to Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) giving him more powers over the party led by him.

The SLFP All Island Committee which met on Thursday has decided to appoint a politburo in addition to the Central Committee to decide on party matters .

It will consist of 15 members nominated by the President as the party leader. The SLFP has also decided to create a post of ‘Chief of Staff’ and appoint three separate secretaries to deal with international, trade union and legal affairs.

Party sources said the SLFP constitution would be amended to give legal effect to these changes with the President as the leader being given the power to sack anyone from the party when switching allegiance to another party. (Kelum Bandara)

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  • bandulali Saturday, 10 November 2018 11:21 AM

    He is providing more jokes to the Sri Lankan public.

    666 Saturday, 10 November 2018 11:39 PM

    Unmistakable signs of dictatorship phobia.

    Mandayan Sunday, 11 November 2018 12:25 AM

    Like what you did to MR just after signing off for Presidental election of 2015, now that signed off for dissolution and fresh election, all the SLFP members will jump to SLPP.

    Silva Sunday, 11 November 2018 12:36 AM

    Why are all you in a mighty hurry to jump into conclusions ! ? ? Please wait good days are not far away !

    Fedi Monday, 12 November 2018 09:58 AM

    power to sack anyone from the party when switching :) What a joke from a leader who has switched already once.

    raaji Saturday, 10 November 2018 11:42 AM

    Dear President, You have killed the country's democracy to save your party SLFP and to remain in power for another 5years................

    rew Monday, 12 November 2018 09:58 AM

    Not to save the SLFP, but to save himself and his family.

    janaka Saturday, 10 November 2018 11:42 AM

    Its time for you to pack up bag and vanish out of the country. But No Country will accept you. Take a Fishing boat and ask asylum in Maldives or Indonesia

    ANTON Saturday, 10 November 2018 11:52 AM


    Janaya Saturday, 10 November 2018 11:55 AM

    Now that he has formed himself to a dictator, I suppose many reforms are essential with easy access to past experience !! Never forget that he WON the WAR !!!!

    Shelley Saturday, 10 November 2018 11:56 AM

    In order to avoid sole blame of splitting SLFP ,MS took a step putting entire nation in a mess. And to avoid defeat in Legislator he desolved it illegally. Now he is aiming at knocking out RAJAPAKSAS by getting full powers equellant to DIctator. Where and how will he end up?

    sas Saturday, 10 November 2018 12:16 PM

    Far reaching reforms to grab more power!

    Samson Saturday, 10 November 2018 12:20 PM

    Bring any reforms quickly before you are kicked out from party leadership.

    shan Saturday, 10 November 2018 12:24 PM

    Traditional party politicians are only corrupt, undemocratic looters whatever reforms you make. Time for a third force to come.

    Premalal Saturday, 10 November 2018 01:09 PM

    SLFP? you mean the party which was kicked to the garbage dump at the last L.G elections? So MS is going to nominate 15 members. That would be the whole party as it stands right now.

    Dhammika Saturday, 10 November 2018 01:15 PM

    Its MS who needs REFORMS and NOT SLFP .

    Kugan Saturday, 10 November 2018 01:22 PM

    Is he trying to make the end of SLFP

    Ananda Saturday, 10 November 2018 07:42 PM

    Maithripala has been accusing UNP of sabotaging SLFP and protecting Rajapakse family. Now its clear with Mahinda not contesting under the SLFP banner but under the Pohotuwa banner its Maithripala who has destroyed SLFP. Not only SLFP, he has destroyed democracy in Sri Lanka and also the standing of Sri Lanka in the international community.

    Citizen perera Saturday, 10 November 2018 07:53 PM

    This is the worse, idiotic president we ever had in this country.

    ravin Saturday, 10 November 2018 08:15 PM

    Oh you mean you sent SLFP to grave yard? Best is not the burial (resurrection could happen) its called cremation.

    Uncle Cracker Saturday, 10 November 2018 08:16 PM

    Go ahead champion, we r with u. only genuine politician left in the country.

    Upul Saturday, 10 November 2018 08:22 PM

    This is what you call power huger, which I think you didn't have before becoming the President. Please compare your statements you made before becoming the president and the statements you are making now. What a shame to have a person of this calibre as the President of SL.

    Chux Saturday, 10 November 2018 08:40 PM

    By the time all happened you will be st home

    REYNOLD ABEYKOON Saturday, 10 November 2018 10:10 PM

    SLFP is history.

    GH Saturday, 10 November 2018 11:17 PM

    Your excellency's intelligence highly appreciated.

    sumathi Saturday, 10 November 2018 11:34 PM

    Voters should reject Mahinda and anyone associated with him. They are the ones who trapped the unsuspecting president... and put the country and its people in reverse gear. .

    666 Saturday, 10 November 2018 11:51 PM

    "given the power to sack anyone from the party when switching allegiance to another party". The old crab telling the younger ones to walk straight! He himself will have to be sacked first from the party for what he did in 2015. MR

    chandra Saturday, 10 November 2018 11:54 PM

    No Chance in next. Kick u out by MR's group in SLFP. Sorry.

    Buddhist Sunday, 11 November 2018 12:15 AM

    Is the president bringing down SLFP not enough, he is going to ruin it as well. Mahinda has smartly started another political party so that when Namal Baby contests for his Presidential seat he need not talk about Bandaranaike but about his father who started SLPP. Smooth move by Mahinda.

    VJ Sunday, 11 November 2018 11:07 AM

    He will bury the SLFP and will join the SLPP. What a scum bag. Mahinda can give back his grama seveka job.

    Roger54 Sunday, 11 November 2018 01:11 PM

    You can't stop members leaving as it started today with you new buddy getting membership in the slpp.You were enjoying the success with the blow to democracy little realising that the process to evict you was in the drawing board long before you tried to oust the PM.Please note that barking dogs don't harm it's the silent ones that can cause havoc

    TONY Sunday, 11 November 2018 08:45 PM


    Fedi Monday, 12 November 2018 10:00 AM

    Trying to be a next Ranil. but has to realize Ranil is a brain.

    Razan Monday, 12 November 2018 10:50 AM

    Killed democracy to protect his party and at the end that too is destroyed.

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