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Won’t allow Pohottuwa to dominate SLFP: Duminda

12 April 2019 07:21 pm - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


We are not prepared to allow the 'Pohottuwa' to dominate the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) as anticipated by the members of the Sri Lanka Podujana Party (SLPP), SLFP National Organiser and MP, Duminda Dissanayake said.

He said this during a meeting of SLFP Local Government (LG) members at Anuradhapura on Thursday to discuss the future political activities of the party and its May Day preparations.

The MP confirmed that the SLFP would nominate President Maithripala Sirisena as the party's presidential candidate.

He said the SLFP was always in favour of political alliances and that it had always won elections after contesting together with other parties.

“The larger the alliance the greater our victory has been. That’s why we had discussions with the SLPP. However, we won't allow them to suppress or dominate our party. We can’t forget our party members. They are the ones who stood by us and the President during hard times. Regardless of the alliance we enter into, we will maintain our identity,”the MP said.

He said SLPP Chairman G. L. Peiris has said they were opposed to the President seeking a Supreme Court ruling on the duration of his tenure.

“As the SLFP, we always back an SLFP president and will always aspire to protect our members. We will only take measures which will strengthen our party and its members,” the MP said. (Dayarathna Ambogama)

  Comments - 6

  • Don Friday, 12 April 2019 08:02 PM

    Why Dayasiri wanted to have discussions with SLPP Jo-kers, when they have decided to run Gota for the race.

    TONY Friday, 12 April 2019 08:50 PM


    sarath Saturday, 13 April 2019 09:34 AM

    Duminda has no say now. he will be listened only by UNP. Weheter Duminda yes or no people will decide At the election. We saw what happen to Colvin in 1982 He could no garner even 50 thousand votes.

    NAK Saturday, 13 April 2019 10:46 AM

    Beggars cant be choosers Dayasiri and Duminda knows that but being in such a helpless position just rants like these are uttered hoping that it will fool the voter.

    Vajira Nissanka Sunday, 14 April 2019 12:35 AM

    Don't idiotically compare the votes you got in LG polls to a presidential election. If Maithreepala contests even common opposition candidate, he won't get a half of votes any JO candidate would get. And you will never have a chance to go to Parliament unless you get a ticket from UNP and there also is half chance only

    bindu Monday, 15 April 2019 09:01 AM

    Knowing definitely that Gota is their choice why does M.S run behind Pohottuwa. b..... f...

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