SLFP continues to dilly-dally Proposed alliance with the SLPP:
Posted on October 7th, 2019

Courtesy The Island

The SLFP would back the SLPP at the upcoming presidential election, but it would be a few days before a final decision in that regard was taken, SLFP Spokesman Weerakumara Dissananayake said, yesterday.

The SLFP was to announce its decision yesterday but it was postponed further following a five-hour-long discussion among UPFA leaders at UPFA General Secretary, Mahinda Amaraweera’s official residence.

Weerakumara said that there were still loose ends and the support of each and every organiser mattered; all differences had to be ironed out before the SLFP’s decision was announced.

Meanwhile, UPFA MP Thilanga Sumathipala said the SLFP would never support the UNP, which was in alliance with the TNA and extremists. There was no way the SLFP would close ranks with the likes of Rishad Bathiudeen.

The SLFP Central Committee, which met on Saturday, authorised President Maithripala Sirisena to decide whom to support.

Weerakumara said that the President had chosen to consult all stakeholders before arriving at a final decision.

President Sirisena and Opposition Leader, Mahinda Rajapaksa have had several rounds of talks in a bid to forge an alliance for the presidential election.

2 Responses to “SLFP continues to dilly-dally Proposed alliance with the SLPP:”

  1. Dilrook Says:

    If SLFP supports SLPP, that is the real end of the SLFP. SLPP will absorb SLFP as another name-board party. SLPP has many name-board parties (LSSP, NSSP, MEP, PJHU, PHU, NFF).

    Best choice for SLFP is to support Mahesh or the JVP. But Mahesh will not accept fraudsters.

    Supporting the UNP retains the SLFP as a party but erodes its core. This is the second best/worst option.

  2. Randeniyage Says:

    “dilly-dally ” , if any, is to cheat people. Cunning Sira = Pohottu. He is strangling SLFP, even the dead. I don’t understand “Welgama Naadagama”.

    Whole country is in a Naadagama, hollow entertainment until death. It is like “වනේ ගඦිදාය දුටුවොත් වනසාය, ළිඳේ පනිදාය වැටුණොත් ඌ කාය, අතකින් කර වැලකි, අතෙකින් දඬු බෑය, මරණ තුනක් ඇති මිනිහෙක් පැණි කෑය.”

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