Joint Opposition Chief Organiser and MP Dullas Alahapperuma said today that their May Day rally would be in the best interest of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) since their intention is to protect the SLFP from the United National Party (UNP) led Government.
“People’s mandate was given to the SLFP/UPFA to create a separate government and not a coalition with the UNP.
Therefore, the Joint Opposition May Day rally will be in the best interest of the SLFP and not against it. We invite all who are against the UNP, SLFP coalition to attend the Kirulapone rally. We intent no harm to the SLFP, our sole intention is to protect it and its principles,” he told a news conference held at the Dr. N. M. Perera Centre.
The MP said the SLFP principles were completely against that of the UNP and focused more on progressive, humanitarian aspects and working people. “Therefore, we don’t think holding the May Day rally against the UNP would be considered as an offense by the party,” he said.
He said that there were three factions in the SLFP -one in the Joint Opposition and two factions in the Government-and said one SLFP faction in the Government led by former president Chandrika Kumaratunga was hell-bent on breaking away, despite the other SLFP faction’s attempt to create unity among the factions. (Lahiru Pothmulla)
Ratnadesha Thursday, 28 April 2016 05:34 AM
All humbug, SLFP is better-off without the corrupt lot
Cobra Thursday, 28 April 2016 06:50 AM
Nay, you tried to protect your former boss and thereby protect yourselves and that was all that matters to you and to hell with SLFP!!!
Mevan Thursday, 28 April 2016 12:39 PM
You are simply trying to save MR and other rogues and not the SLFP.
ananda Thursday, 28 April 2016 12:56 PM
Do not mess around with the SLFP as we all know your motives to protect the corrupt. Go and fly a kite. via DM Android App
Diogenes Thursday, 28 April 2016 03:08 PM
First try to protect yourself. Find a good "kattandiya" and get him to prepare a "Henaraaja Engine" for you!
jolly bird Thursday, 28 April 2016 04:56 PM
YOU ALL ARE TRYING TO PROTECT MAARA AND HIS GANG OF ROBBERS NOT THE SLFP. THERE CANT BE TWO LEADERS FOR A PARTY MAITHRIPALASIRISENA IS THE LEADER OF THE PARTY.. via DM Android App
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