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The SLFP has identified those who have betrayed the party, criticized and insulted President Maithripala Sirisena and sabotaged the government and they will not be givean nominations to contest the local government polls, UPFA General Secretary and Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said.

Minister Amaraweera told the Daily Mirror that the UPFA had begun conducting interviews to select candidates for the forthcoming local government polls and it will continue until July 30. Applicants from three districts will be interviewed on one day at the party head office at Darley Road by a panel of three party seniors comprising ministers, state ministers and deputy ministers. 

Minister Amaraweera also said the same policy would be adopted in selecting candidates for the future Provincial and Parliamentary elections and added many who were unfaithful and treacherous to the party will be rejected nominations.   

“The party head office has received nearly 10,000 applications to contest local government polls and we expect to field educated youths with unblemished records as our candidates. We have decided to refuse nominations who went against the party line and insulted party leader, President Sirisena on numerous occasions. By doing so, we expect to maintain the party discipline and show them that those who betray party and those who abuse and shame the party leadership do not have a place within the SLFP,” Minister Amaraweera said.   

He added that the SLFP or the UPFA had sufficient young and fresh candidates with good track records to contest and win the local government polls. With them, the SLFP will be in a position to discard many a rotten egg in the party, he said. (Sandun Jayasekera)

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  • TONY Friday, 15 July 2016 09:28 PM

    I DO NOT THINK IT WILL BE IMPLEMENTED

    REALPATRIAT Friday, 15 July 2016 09:49 PM

    33RD BULLYING OF THE PERIOD. HE WILL GET THE FIRST PLACE FOR BULLYING BUT WILL NEVER GET A PRIZE. EVERYBODY KNOWS HIS BULLYING NEVER WORK OUT. via DM Android App

    Manel Friday, 15 July 2016 02:54 PM

    GREAT!!!!! If this can be done and also if crooks in the UNP too can be removed, my family and I will definitely vote for SLFP even though traditionally our families have been UNP supporters.

    dulan Friday, 15 July 2016 05:49 AM

    Great this means Dilan Perera is out !

    Seyed Arshad Friday, 15 July 2016 06:20 AM

    "No nominations for betrayers" - Betrayer

    Cobra Friday, 15 July 2016 06:52 AM

    But who else has the required qualifications like fraud, corruption, stealing,cheating, thuggery and even murder????

    IVJ Friday, 15 July 2016 07:18 AM

    I'm a great supporter for justice and peace. Hence, was thrilled to see the government change from the hands of the corrupt. Happy to see tge stance you are taking. However, please make sure there's a cleanup done even within the government ranks. You cannot have crooks within the government as they'll become a cancer to the administration.


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