Some SLFP Ministers to join UNP

14 February 2018 01:51 am - 27     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Some Ministers belonging to the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) are planning to team up with the United National Party(UNP) to form the new coalition government, while others are trying to align with the opposition.

The two parties are trying to part ways, in the aftermath of the electoral defeat at the local government polls. However, some SLFP ministers will throw their weight behind the UNP while the others will sit in the opposition as a separate group. They also have plans to rally behind other political forces in the opposition.

Some of them seek to join hands with the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna which won the elections concluded last Saturday. However, the SLPP has laid down conditions for it. (Kelum Bandara)

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  • Dave Wednesday, 14 February 2018 06:24 AM

    Most of these ministers are in Parliament while being rejected by the voters. The UNP won't accept them neither the JO. Sirisena created this mess , now he has no clue.

    Sunal Wednesday, 14 February 2018 05:33 PM


    NM Thursday, 15 February 2018 09:39 AM

    Excuses wont do. Please change the batting line. The opponents know his weak points and can easily get him out. If you do not do so the head selection will get a no one player for outside if your team does not have one.

    ANTON Wednesday, 14 February 2018 07:04 AM


    Park Wednesday, 14 February 2018 07:14 AM

    Rats jumping off sinking ships!

    Sunil Wednesday, 14 February 2018 07:22 AM

    Those who are trying to join hands or held the UNP are nothing but traitors who should not be re-elected to parliament.

    das Wednesday, 14 February 2018 12:09 PM

    Of course the patriots will join the killers and criminals

    Prabath Wednesday, 14 February 2018 12:55 PM

    @das criminal who killed 60000 thousand youth in 1989?

    Waco Wednesday, 14 February 2018 07:31 AM

    Litchavie must resign, for a suitable person to take the seat.

    Waco Wednesday, 14 February 2018 07:34 AM

    Anything for power. Poor Mother Lanka.

    Kumar Wednesday, 14 February 2018 12:46 PM

    perfectly correct

    Fedi Wednesday, 14 February 2018 11:28 AM

    This is the most thing that SLPP wanted to do to keep RW in power until next election. We all know what will happen after :)

    johan Wednesday, 14 February 2018 11:32 AM

    UNP has become a corrupt party and bargain corrupt politicians and do more corrupt activities.Better be with MS and get UNP back benchers to supportto form a government

    NM Thursday, 15 February 2018 09:44 AM

    All are corrupt and all know that. The problem is the Leader. Prez cannot tolerate mote than that. Or else the leader should have contested instead of the present Prez.

    Who really belong to the SLFP ? Wednesday, 14 February 2018 11:59 AM

    First and Foremost is MR to be sacked from the SLFP ? - This ia an obvious thing to do. Why is SLFP scared to do this ?

    Siva Wednesday, 14 February 2018 09:42 PM

    What happened at Attanagalle and how did Madam C ended up taking a flight out of the country.

    lankan Wednesday, 14 February 2018 12:03 PM

    Sirisena should resign, how can he expect PM to resign when he has accumulated only 10% of the votes. I hope he understood he won because of UNP and civil organisations.UNP government in cards

    Ceylon Wednesday, 14 February 2018 12:11 PM

    Dont take any one.all these are theives and disable for any good work,same like sirisena and ranil.

    sudda Wednesday, 14 February 2018 12:15 PM

    Bring " Sudda " back to country. Or let the country have a firm a fair dictator. Enough with greedy nuts here

    Nuwan Wednesday, 14 February 2018 12:28 PM

    MY3 to join UNP. UNP TNA Government. MR, still SLFP, to the leadership of SLPP SLFP and the opposition leader.UNP to reform, the best opportunity ever. Remove RW.

    Sena Wednesday, 14 February 2018 12:28 PM

    Why prolong the end. SLFP.

    neil Wednesday, 14 February 2018 12:37 PM

    there should be no ministries for MS as otherwise it is useless.

    Ceylon Wednesday, 14 February 2018 12:39 PM

    To join,is there any slfp any more???.

    Selvyn Wednesday, 14 February 2018 02:58 PM

    If UNPs are killers then how we assess MR and his notorious SLPP. This is a question to those voted for SLPP who do not want to believe they are corrupt.

    Moorthy Wednesday, 14 February 2018 03:57 PM

    Everybody is the looser in this election.Nobody has 50% of the votes casted. Everybody has to go for the 50% mark with some good work. Moreover More than 150 LGs hung.Only Minister Rajitha seems to realize this.Others are just talk foolish.

    upali Wednesday, 14 February 2018 05:13 PM

    This idea is something like those who won gold medals in olympics are undermined by silver

    Ronnie Bugger Wednesday, 14 February 2018 03:58 PM

    Don't forget that the UNP is the only perennial political party in this country led by some of the most illustrious leaders, unlike the SLPP which is composed by a bunch of 'ahindas'. Ranil became PM not by design but implied. He has to gracefully fade away and make way for a 'fire brand' leader who has just about 2 years to turn things around.

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