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The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), the newly formed political party, in its maiden news conference today described itself as the natural home of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and invited former president Mahinda Rajapaksa to lead the party.

Former minister and SLPP front-liner Basil Rajapaksa said the launching of the new party was a timely need of the people because the country’s national security and economy were at risk because ofgovernment action.

“Our main intention is not to win the upcoming election. But as a party, we intend moving forward under the guidance and vision of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa. Unlike the other political parties the SLPP’s sovereignty is centered round its members,” Mr. Rajapaksa said.

Mr. Rajapaksa said the SLPP would move ahead by strengthening its own identity even though it had itsrootsin the SLFP and added that they would rectify past mistakes which led to their defeat at the previous election and make the SLPP a victorious in the future. (Kalathma Jayawardhane)

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  • corrigo Thursday, 17 November 2016 06:45 PM

    You can witness the same at next election. Wait will you.

    Aviseena Thursday, 17 November 2016 07:34 PM

    MS and his central commitee support To UNP is essential for their own survival. No new party cannot break this union until 2035 as UNP already stating. via DM Android App

    hoodwinker Thursday, 17 November 2016 07:49 PM

    We not only have the largest Cabinet,now we have the most political party's well done , unfortunately with the same people with FCID [Degree] way to go!

    Maniya Thursday, 17 November 2016 08:11 PM

    Yeah Right! and SLFP was born out of UNP :)

    gc Thursday, 17 November 2016 09:13 PM

    Sri Lankawe Paradena Pakshaya

    R P Kings Thursday, 17 November 2016 11:09 PM

    All you guys who make comments should request the govt. to call for Local govt elections to test where the people are !

    Rondy Friday, 18 November 2016 12:44 AM

    which elections?Cooperative elections?For sure they could win that.

    Bubble Banda Friday, 18 November 2016 05:37 AM

    Well said Appu. Do you think that these looters will survive?

    Desmond Jeromme Friday, 18 November 2016 05:38 AM

    This party is formed by Ghosts who were buried 2 years ago.

    Nandanee Friday, 18 November 2016 07:22 AM

    "There is no act of treachery or meanness of which a political party is not capable; for in politics there is no honour." -- Benjamin Disraeli

    Jagath Leanage Thursday, 17 November 2016 03:23 PM

    SLPP means what ? Is it a family business ?

    Wele Vidane Thursday, 17 November 2016 03:50 PM

    Wait and see

    Appu Thursday, 17 November 2016 03:51 PM

    Sri Lanka Pick Pockets (SLPP)

    Angelo Thursday, 17 November 2016 03:53 PM

    Sri Lanka Private Property (SLPP)

    Kautilya Thursday, 17 November 2016 03:57 PM

    SLPP= Srilanka Paduru Party

    Nihal Amarasekera Friday, 18 November 2016 08:09 AM

    Still, it is born.

    Shankar Thursday, 17 November 2016 04:10 PM

    Timely needed for you and not for the people of Srilanka.

    ANTON Thursday, 17 November 2016 04:19 PM

    PUTUVA KADALA ... ATUVA HADEEMA.........


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