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No agreement yet on contesting polls with SLFP: SLPP

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The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) today said it has not yet reached any agreement with the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) to contest future elections together.

President Maithripala Sirisena has reportedly said that the SLFP has decided to contest future elections together with the SLPP.

However, when contacted, SLPP Secretary Sagara Kariyawasam said they have not yet made such as agreement with the SLFP.

“We are open for the formation of a political alliance but no agreement has been reached with anyone as of yet. Once an election is announced, we will start having talks with those interested in forming an alliance. However, whatever the alliance may be, it should be led by the SLPP and should contest under the symbol of lotus bud,” he told the Daily Mirror.

He said their party was not afraid of contesting any election unlike the United National Party (UNP) or the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP).

“It is absurd to note that the committee chaired by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, which was appointed to review the delimitation report, has not met even once to discuss its agenda. This shows their interest in elections. We continue to press the Election Commission to get an election for the Provincial Councils,” Mr. Kariyawasam said.

Meanwhile, he said they are optimistic of people electing the next President from the SLPP. “The next President will be elected from the SLPP and the next government too will be formed by the SLPP,” he said.

Commenting on their political campaign, Mr.Kariyawasam said they would hold meetings covering 25,000 Grama Seva Divisions across the country in early January next year. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

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  • surasena Tuesday, 25 December 2018 09:51 PM

    MS claim that SLPP is a friendly party of SLFP and even who deserted from SLFP to SLPP (including Mahinda?) will not loose their parliamentary seats, unlike who willing to crossover to the Government. Now friends having differences? Or mocking MS?

    Santa Tuesday, 25 December 2018 10:24 PM

    Commissioner of elections went to Supreme court to stop elections.

    BSP Tuesday, 25 December 2018 11:18 PM

    With Sirisena's blessings SLFP is kneeling down before Rajapakses. Sad part is how those senior SLFPers allow Sirisena to act in this shameful manner

    Nihal Amarasekera Wednesday, 26 December 2018 05:23 AM

    If "Pohottuwa" people thing they still have the same mass appeal as @ the previous election they won handsomely; they are sadly mistaken.

    Ghost Wednesday, 26 December 2018 06:24 AM

    Is there a choice?

    Ralston Wednesday, 26 December 2018 10:43 AM

    MS - the great betrayer's judgement day is closing.Remaining SLFPers will decamp soon.

    Ashok Wednesday, 26 December 2018 11:03 AM

    It Does NOT Matter Because Both Of You Will Loose Very Badly.


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