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Dilan to Namal: SLFP is not your father’s property

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State Minister for Highways, Dilan Perera said today that MP Namal Rajapaksa should remember that the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) was no longer his father Mahinda Rajapaksa’s property and not to make statements about the party as he wished.

The state minister made these remarks in response to a question by a journalist during a press conference in Colombo about Mr. Rajapaksa’s statement published in a newspaper where he had said those who really loved the SLFP remained in the party while others joined the coalition government.

“Namal Rajapaksa has forgotten that the SLFP does not belong to his father Mahinda Rajapaksa. He must not say or do as he did when his father was president. It was the SLFP Central Committee which permitted SLFP members to join the coalition government. We feel sorry about his statement because of his age. Mr. Rajapaksa has a bright political future because he has a good family background. However, he should remember that he will not have a political future within the SLFP if he tries to exceed the authority of the SLFP Central Committee,” the state minister said. (Piyumi Fonseka)


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  Comments - 6

  • ranga Wednesday, 16 December 2015 10:42 PM

    Try n contest in the next provincial elections n win...

    Leon Wednesday, 16 December 2015 10:43 PM


    Premalal Thursday, 17 December 2015 03:03 PM

    Dilan appears to have had his backbone patched up.

    suresh Thursday, 17 December 2015 11:19 AM

    for once this guys is saying the right things, but does any one think the Rajapakse would listen

    Sivasothy Saturday, 19 December 2015 06:04 AM

    Dilan could you define good family background of Namal Rajapakshe.

    Ravi Thursday, 17 December 2015 08:43 AM

    well sad Mr minister.

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