May 16, 2018

SLFP to vote whether to remain in govt Featured

The SLFP is to take a decision at its central committee meeting tomorrow (17) if it should continue in the unity government.

The opinion is divided, with those still in the government want to continue to do so, although the 16 who had left want to withdraw.

The group of 16 is to submit a letter of its recommendations to the president.

A vote will be taken to decide whether the party should remain in the government.

Its activist Susil Premajayantha says they will unite with opposition forces if it decides so.

A majority of the group wants to support Mahinda Rajapaksa at future eletions.

Another of its activists John Seneviratne told a reception on May 13 they had decided to back Rajapaksa.

Meanwhle, Chandima Weerakkody told a meeting of ‘Viyath Maga’ recently that Gotabhaya Rajapaksa should be the presidential candidate.