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No agreement with SLFP to form alliance: Basil

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Former Minister Basil Rajapaksa who formed the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) said yesterday that there was no agreement reached with the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) to form a broad political alliance.

Mr. Rajapaksa told Daily Mirror that though there were some talks in this regard, no agreement was reached.

He was responding to Minister S.B. Dissanayake who said that the two parties had agreed on a common front to contest the general elections under a different symbol.

“There is no truth in it,” he said.

He said there were proposals for a symbol, but it could not be accepted.

“Our lotus bud symbol of SLPP is the most appealing one,” he said. (Kelum Bandara)

  Comments - 9

  • Dhammika Tuesday, 27 November 2018 07:51 AM

    You and your family has created utter CHAOS in our country creating an unwanted and unwarranted political situation when it was just entering the best phase of TOURISM history becoming the NO. 1 travel destination of lonely planet . Go back to your country USA and dont come .

    Dean Tuesday, 27 November 2018 08:00 AM

    Basil is totally right instead of taking loonatics do it alone then make a broad alliance

    ANTON Tuesday, 27 November 2018 08:07 AM

    YES, WE MUST EAT FLESH FIRST AND THROW THE BONES AT THEM.

    Bota Tuesday, 27 November 2018 09:45 AM

    Pohottuwa will lose it's popularity if aligned with SLFP.

    Moiez Tuesday, 27 November 2018 11:26 AM

    Put your b**** and contest, nobody will cast any vote for your party. Go to hell now.

    gamarala Tuesday, 27 November 2018 07:37 PM

    u may be just growling in anger but reality is they wan handsomely in Feb 18 local elections.

    Tokka Tuesday, 27 November 2018 03:57 PM

    Everyone was expecting you to be in jail by now you rogue. What are doing outside; making plans to rob the rest of the country?

    Raven Tuesday, 27 November 2018 06:29 PM

    Tom Pachaya!!!

    dickie bird Tuesday, 27 November 2018 08:25 PM

    Dhammika…. Just wait. How many upmarket tourists U need ?One word to China and we will not have 30m rooms per annum to offer them.This is just temporary. There are 4 flight destinations to China by SriLankan.


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