Tuesday, 17 February 2015 - 19:13
SLFP cannot be divided
A group of SLFP members have decided to participate in the rally organized by UPFA coalitions at Nugegoda tomorrow.
The MEP, NFF, DLF and Pivithuru Hela Urumaya have organized this rally under the theme “Are you ready to make the country victorious with Mahinda”.
Several groups of PC and Local government members of the SLFP have already decided to take part in this rally tomorrow.
Western Provincial Council Chief Minister Prasanna Ranatunga, who is among the group, says that he took this decision guided by his conscience as he wished Mahinda Rajapaksa’s victory from the beginning.
He stated in a communiqué that this matter was discussed with SLFP national organizer Susil Premajayantha.
Western Provincial Councilor Sunil Jayamini told our news team that several SLFP PC members would join him at tomorrow’s rally in Nugegoda.
SLFP Homagama organizer MP Bandula Gunawardana said the party essentially needs the patronage of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa to secure victory in the forthcoming general election.
Meanwhile addressing a public rally held in Galagedara, leader of the house and plantation industry minister Lakshman Kiriella said SLFP is already divided.
Meanwhile SLFP General Secretary Anura Priyadarshana Yapa told our news team that his party has not been invited to the Nugegoda rally tomorrow.
When asked a meeting of this nature would lead to divisions in the party, Anura Priyadarshana Yapa had this to say.
Although Anura Priyadarshana Yapa said SLFP was not invited to the Nugegoda rally tomorrow, MEP leader Dinesh Gunawardana said all UPFA coalitions have been invited to the meeting.
At the same time, BBS General Secretary Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera also expressed his views during a media briefing held in Colombo today.
Meanwhile Biyagama SLFP central working committee passed a unanimous resolution that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa should be fielded as the party prime ministerial candidate in the forthcoming general election.
The resolution had been moved by Western Provincial councilor Gunasiri Jayanath.
New SLPF national organizer Susil Premajayantha also participated in this meeting.