Dec 08, 2018

SLFP to contest general election under the SLPP Featured

The Sri Lanka Podu Jana Peramuna (SLPP) and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) will not need a common logo to contest the next general election, MP Prasanna Ranatunge said.

He said that the SLFP should also contest under the SLPP logo, the lotus bud.

He said that all those SLPP members representing the Gampaha district had made the proposal that both parties should contest under the lotus bud logo and had it passed.
However. According to SLFP sources, talks are underway between the SLFP and the SLPP with regard to contesting the upcoming general election under a common logo.

However, both parties had still not come to a final agreement regarding the logo.

‘Lotus bud is not a challenge’- SLFP Gen. Sec.

Meanwhile, the possibility of contesting under a common logo had been discussed at the SLFP Central Committee meeting held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (08).

Addressing the media after the meeting, the SLFP General Secretary Professor Rohana Lakshman Piyadasa said that they intend to forge forward as a new coalition with the SLPP.

He further noted that the SLPP would not pose a challenge to the SLFP and the two parties would form a coalition and work together in all future activities.

However, the Duminda-Amaraweera faction is said to be strongly opposing the move to contest under the lotus bud logo.

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