The newly appointed Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) National Organiser Susil Premajayantha said Wednesday’s Nugegoda rally was a success and it reflected the power of the ‘betel leaf’.
He expressed these views at a news conference held at the SLFP head office soon after assuming duties as national organiser. The new SLFP Treasurer S.B. Navinna also assumed duties at the SLFP head office.
When a journalist asked whether the Nugegoda rally, organised by four political parties of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) was successful, Mr. Premajayantha said, “Why not.”
He said the SLFP had some issues about participating at the rally because there were no discussions held with the organisers of the rally.
“We would have arrived at a decision if they had consulted us before organising the rally. But what we received was an open invitation afterwards,” he said adding that there was no need to take action against SLFP members who took part in the rally. (Lahiru Pothmulla)