The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) said yesterday it would decide whether to extend the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed with the United National Party (UNP) on the Unity Government after the Local Government (LG) elections.
SLFP General Secretary and Minister, Duminda Dissanayake said their focus at the moment was to face the elections like the other political parties.
“We will convene the SLFP Central Committee (CC) no sooner the LG poll is over to make a decision on extending the MoU as we have done previously. We will have talks with the UNP once the poll is over,” he told Daily Mirror.
On Wednesday, SLFP MP Dullas Alahapperuma, who represents the joint opposition said SLFP patron and former president Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga has instructed the party CC to extend the MoU by another year.
However, Minister Dissanayake rejected the claim and said no such suggestions had been made by Ms. Kumaratunga.
The current MoU for the Unity Government ends on December 31, 2017. (Lahiru Pothmulla)
Freddy Yong Friday, 29 December 2017 09:21 AM
Mae Dullas manusaya loku pachoris kenek.
voter Friday, 29 December 2017 09:28 AM
This is to allow some more to cross over.
palle Friday, 29 December 2017 09:28 AM
This statement is just to deceive the voters. Decision is already made to continue the "Unity" government with robbers.
Gayan Friday, 29 December 2017 10:27 AM
Everyone knows one cannot servive without the other.
Sincere Friday, 29 December 2017 10:34 AM
What about the fertilizer gilmart and the Rajagiriya building debacle?
Punchihami Friday, 29 December 2017 10:47 AM
Every politicians first aim is stay in poeer.They dont know how to develop the country.
stardust Friday, 29 December 2017 11:23 AM
There is only one way for SLs future. They must continue together. via DM Android App
Vasantha de silva Friday, 29 December 2017 11:53 AM
Continuity of the unity government is the only hope for Sri lanka.
Indrajith Friday, 29 December 2017 12:11 PM
Unity government is a total failure. As such, one party should govern with the minimum number of ministers to reduce waste and develop the country.
kithisis Friday, 29 December 2017 12:08 PM
unitied we stand as a nation divided we fall via DM Android App
Eds Friday, 29 December 2017 06:42 PM
This unity govt is nothing but hog wash for politicos to enjoy ministerial perks and power.What has this hodge podge done for us in 3 years? What?
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