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President tells SLFP members to hold on till Dec. 31

14 July 2017 08:57 am - 9     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


President Maithripala Sirisena is reported to have requested members of his Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) to withhold their decision to quit the government until December 31, this year.

A group SLFP MPs holding positions in the government were planning to join hands with the opposition by September.

President Sirisena, on the eve of his departure for Bangladesh, met with them and discussed the current status of affairs.

It is learnt that he requested the members to reconsider their decision till December 31. The President reportedly opined that things would turn better for the country by that time.

The Memorandum of Understanding signed between the United National Party and the SLFP for a two-year- period will also lapse in December.

Meanwhile, a section of the SLFP is still contemplating on measures for uniting the two sides. (By Kelum Bandara)

  Comments - 9

  • ceylon Thursday, 13 July 2017 10:39 PM

    if you stop foolish thingsprotecting big theivesthey go to them.if you punish the bigest theivesthey have nowhere to go.then jo also join with you. via DM Android App

    royal Friday, 14 July 2017 08:23 AM

    You will also have to join up with opposition soon Mr President via DM Android App

    cheers Friday, 14 July 2017 09:07 AM

    Mathree and Ranil Hauwla is now kotauda and people are with MR now and all ministers in the current govt have realised and making a timely call

    BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 14 July 2017 10:38 AM

    But even when people have rejected certain politicians, they continue to be taken into parliament against the right of the people.

    Aruna Friday, 14 July 2017 11:28 AM

    Please stay, we will buy even luxury vehicles for you!

    Piyumi Fernando Friday, 14 July 2017 12:39 PM

    Why? Until you make your spoon larger to serve them better with public money?

    Dee Friday, 14 July 2017 01:02 PM

    JO. Now Protest.

    Citizen Friday, 14 July 2017 03:08 PM

    Too little too late

    Pf Friday, 14 July 2017 08:04 PM

    People are fedup. via DM Android App

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