They point out that currently the SLFP have been engaging in politics as divided factions and after May Day the party will certainly split making Mahinda Rajapaksa the leader of the Sri Lanka Podu Jana Peramuna.
The decision taken by SLFP President Maithripala Sirisena to remove certain party organisers and appoint new organisers has only served to quicken the SLFP split.
The political analysts point out that after May Day several other senior SLFPers are expected to be removed and in the event Mahinda Rajapaksa accepts leadership of the Sri Lanka Podu Jana Peramuna, he would be removed from his post as the party organiser of the Kurunegala electorate.
MP seats negated:
The SLFP has vowed to take disciplinary action against MPs who participate in the May Day rally at Galle Face and they could be expelled from their seats, according to internal sources.
SLFP General Secretary Duminda Dissanayake issued warning to this effect during a press conference at the party headquarters threatening that even Mahinda Rajapaksa could face dire consequences if he breaches the party code of conduct.
According to an SLFP Central Committee member, as Mahinda Rajapaksa is heading the May Day rally of another party at Galle Face, it is a blatant violation of the SLFP code of conduct and as such strict action will be initiated against him at the next Central Committee meeting.
Basil’s task complete:
Meanwhile during a discussion held recently at the Battaramulla, Nelum Mawatha party office, Basil Rajapaksa is said to have told Mahinda Rajapaksa that the organising work of the Podu Jana Peramuna has been completed.
Issuing a statement last Thursday, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa stated that the current leader of the SLFP must take responsibility for the splitting up of the party.
Meanwhile Rajapaksa had also extended an invitation to the SLFP members within the government and the coalition members to join the Joint Opposition.