Nov 26, 2017

Another round of SLFP-JO talks on Nov. 28 Featured

The SLFP and the joint opposition are to have another round of talks on November 28.

Agreement in this regard was reached at a discussion last night (25), said one of the participants.

The president will be informed of the JO’s proposals, he said, adding the JO also raised issues over allying with the SLFP which is already having a union with the UNP.

Contesting future elections together could be considered if an acceptable agreement is reached, he said.

The talks were attended by Nimal Siripala de Silva and Lasantha Alagiyawanne of the SLFP and C.B. Ratnayake, Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena and Pavitra Wanniarachchi of the JO.

Meanwhile, minister Chandima Weerakody told a public rally at Ratgama in Galle yesterday that it was the hope of all to form a government by taking the SLFP policies forward.

UNP adamant

However, UNP backbenchers say the SLFP would not be allowed to ally with Mahinda Rajapaksa in local government institutions while already having a union with Ranil Wickremesinghe in the central government.

They say talks are underway to form a UNP regime, and urge the SLFP to leave the government if it intends contesting the LG polls together with the JO.