Apr 10, 2017

Basil’s party to contest under Mahinda’s leadership Featured

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna, formed by ex-minister Basil Rajapaksa, will contest elections on its own under the leadership of Mahinda Rajapaksa, said joint opposition MP Gamini Lokuge.

The country’s real public opinion is with Mahinda Rajapaksa, and the government is putting off the local government elections due to that, he said.

Persons like state minister Dilan Perera area misleading the public by claiming secret talks with the JO, said Lokuge.

Noting that chance meetings cannot be described as secret talks, he said all official level talks had been a failure.

Lokuge added the JO would not join with the SLFP.