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In a bid to unite the different factions of the SLFP, its senior members would urge President Maithripala Sirisena to solicit the support of former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa by offering him a key position, it is learnt.

A few senior members, including those holding Ministerial posts in the Government, have decided to advocate this idea, as a patch-up between the President and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, which looks a distant possibility at the moment.

A senior member told the Daily Mirror on condition of anonymity that Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the former President’s brother, sounded acceptable to both factions of the party and therefore he could be the best bet to hold the party united.

“There is some resistance against some members of the Rajapaksa family. As far as we are concerned, there is no resistance against Gotabaya Rajapaksa,” the member said.

“He is admired by many over his role in ending the war and the development of urban areas,” the senior member said.

The sources added that Gotabaya Rajapaksa could assist the President in pursuit of the country’s interests, if he were offered a post.

A group of senior members held a meeting a week ago and decided that a role for Gotabaya Rajapaksa would help unite the SLFP. They are now planning to make representations to the President in that regard. (Kelum Bandara)

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  • Ben Tuesday, 22 March 2016 07:03 PM

    What value this former tinkering man can add to yahapalanaya. A man who made mockery out of democracy.

    Sharon Tuesday, 22 March 2016 07:10 PM

    What is happening to the strong government which cant be toppled for 5 years. via DM iOS App

    Ranjith Tuesday, 22 March 2016 07:12 PM

    Good move .. Gota is one of the best leaders in this country .. The most efficient , competent and professional person ever to hold a key position in Srilankan history ..

    ut Tuesday, 22 March 2016 07:31 PM

    Yes ,its a very good idea. The country is getting worse and worse.

    TONY Tuesday, 22 March 2016 08:05 PM

    THIS SUGGESTION MUST BE FROM MR FRACTION. WHY NOT GET SOMEONE OTHER THAN A RAJAPAKSHE

    Raji Tuesday, 22 March 2016 08:18 PM

    Gotabhaya wiped out barbaric LTTE and developed our country Sri Lanka

    Raji Tuesday, 22 March 2016 08:23 PM

    Out country Sri Lanka need great people like Gota to develop Sri Lanka as great country

    Diogenes Tuesday, 22 March 2016 09:04 PM

    Ranjith, No wonder he was most competent ..in so many activities because his brother was the president at the time ! He is a leader .. leading somewhere we do not want to be led!

    jolly bird Tuesday, 22 March 2016 09:18 PM

    WHAT POLITICAL KNOWLEDGE DOES HE POSSESS via DM Android App

    Lanka Watch Tuesday, 22 March 2016 10:57 PM

    ......... Over to Fld.. Marshall Sarath Fonska for a decision

    Kumar Wednesday, 23 March 2016 01:12 AM

    Gota conducted a war and directed his thugs from his air-conditioned office. A system administrator is no genius when it comes to politics.

    Thomas Wednesday, 23 March 2016 01:42 AM

    Will they be getting the pet sharks back too?

    Darm Wednesday, 23 March 2016 02:58 AM

    Wake up Perera! Remember the days people went to work came home in body bags - INGO-fed donkeys have short memory.

    Premalal Wednesday, 23 March 2016 06:09 AM

    He ran away from the country when she needed him most.

    Don Tuesday, 22 March 2016 12:21 PM

    More snakes in the bag. What could possibly go wrong? via DM Android App

    C.K.Lankaputhra Wednesday, 23 March 2016 08:34 AM

    Serpant is serpant .

    perera Tuesday, 22 March 2016 01:09 PM

    This military maniac. With no regard to human rights....Wow

    Wesko Wednesday, 23 March 2016 09:54 AM

    End of My3 .... Family rule again...

    Harry Wednesday, 23 March 2016 10:22 AM

    Well when some PMs

    CitizenPerera Tuesday, 22 March 2016 02:35 PM

    The culprit and organizer of sabotaging "power" to entire country is a good choice to power the SLFP.

    Asok Tuesday, 22 March 2016 02:37 PM

    He is very good at Landscaping...!! Thats it !!

    Kapila Tuesday, 22 March 2016 02:40 PM

    Good move ...!!

    Ajja Tuesday, 22 March 2016 02:46 PM

    Not a good news for Fonny... via DM Android App

    Manuel Banjamin Tuesday, 22 March 2016 02:54 PM

    Sri Lankans rejected Rajapake family as they ruined out the country.

    Srilankan Tuesday, 22 March 2016 02:55 PM

    OMG! Same dry fish in a different pan!

    Don Clement Ratnayake Tuesday, 22 March 2016 02:55 PM

    A great idea for the urban design and development in Sri Lanka.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Tuesday, 22 March 2016 02:56 PM

    No need MR, Basil, Gotta

    raz Tuesday, 22 March 2016 02:59 PM

    he doesnt deserve anything. he doesnt have the Human part in the brain via DM Android App

    Nilhan jayawardene Tuesday, 22 March 2016 03:30 PM

    Very bad move. Scared to go to jail for the crime they committed. Sri Lanka will never recover if these were allowed.

    Jayalath Tuesday, 22 March 2016 03:35 PM

    It's a good idea, but will he accept any post under coalition with the UNP? That's the question. He's an efficient and competent character which shown by him under Rajapaksa. Sirisena has no future without Rajapaksa faction. Therefore he has to make a great effort to save this sinking ship at any cost.

    suren Tuesday, 22 March 2016 03:35 PM

    Godfather of white van culture will go all out this time.

    Parabolla Tuesday, 22 March 2016 04:09 PM

    It will show the world that SLFP consists of crooks. In fact they did before the general election a.d suffering now.

    Priya Tuesday, 22 March 2016 04:50 PM

    How desperate and greedy can both factions of the SLFP be to even consider such a move. That will be the end of MS. via DM iOS App

    REALPATRIAT Tuesday, 22 March 2016 04:53 PM

    LAST TRUMP OF MAARA SLAVES. via DM Android App

    REALPATRIAT Tuesday, 22 March 2016 04:55 PM

    TO MAKE SRI LANKAN SISI. via DM Android App

    Dammika Tuesday, 22 March 2016 04:57 PM

    Are these people making the request better check their brains are working or not first. Selfish bastards

    REALPATRIAT Tuesday, 22 March 2016 04:58 PM

    TO CHANGE THE NAME OF THE PARTY AS BBS via DM Android App

    sach Tuesday, 22 March 2016 05:13 PM

    If MY3 has brains he will do this

    Sharon Tuesday, 22 March 2016 05:14 PM

    UNP is shivering...........

    daya weerasinghe Tuesday, 22 March 2016 05:53 PM

    Fathers,sons and uncles......thats Sri Lankan politics........pathetic !

    Priyankara Tuesday, 22 March 2016 05:59 PM

    If Rajapakshas are to be accommodated in the Government, Sirisena will require a fresh mandate as people rejected them for their misrule and misdeeds. Priyankara

    Nimal Tuesday, 22 March 2016 06:01 PM

    If someone thinks that the Country cannot be governed without rajapaksas, we all should be ashamed of ourselves. Nimal

    Upul Tuesday, 22 March 2016 06:07 PM

    If YAHAPALANAYA is the theme of this government, why do you need assistance from the creator of the white van culture? Dont you know that blood and water doesnt mix together.

    Sapu Tuesday, 22 March 2016 06:17 PM

    Good move to whom?

    razi Tuesday, 22 March 2016 06:18 PM

    which SLFP

    Sapu Tuesday, 22 March 2016 06:18 PM

    Extremely efficient in making people disappear

    citizen Tuesday, 22 March 2016 06:24 PM

    Name the Senior ministers then we will know who the crooks are.

    Donkey Tuesday, 22 March 2016 06:31 PM

    SLFP - Bandarsnake family to Rajapakis family. Ha.ha.ha

    Neil Wijeratne Tuesday, 22 March 2016 06:33 PM

    It will be better for Pres. Sirisena to commit suicide rather take in these devils-

    N.Wijeratne Tuesday, 22 March 2016 06:35 PM

    This is a cooked up report-a big cock up!

    citizen a Tuesday, 22 March 2016 06:35 PM

    Super Banda

    Jerry Tuesday, 22 March 2016 06:39 PM

    He is trying to escape all murders he committed.


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