Apr 09, 2018

SLFP back to the Rajapaksas? Featured

Rajapaksa loyalists are most likely to regain power of the SLFP when its central committee meets at 7.00 tonight (09), political sources say.

The SLFP’s 16 member group that opposed prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at the no-confidence motion has made plans to take the party into their hands.

They will propose the implementation of a programme to strengthen the party after leaving their positions.

The meeting will decide the party’s role in the present government as well.

The group of 16 says they will never leave the SLFP, but will strengthen the president and take the party closer to the people.

Susil Premajayantha, Dayasiri Jayasekara, Chandima Weerakkody, Thilanga Sumathipala, Dilan Perera, Susantha Punchinilame, T.B. Ekanayake, Anuradha Jayaratne, Tharanath Basnayake, Lakshman Wasantha Perera, Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, John Seneviratne, Nimal Lansa, S.B. Dissanayake, Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena, Sudarshani Fernandopulle and Sumedha G. Jayasena voted in support of the no-confidence motion against the PM on April 04.

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