Today our party has become a formidable force in the country – Basil Rajapaksa

Today our party has become a formidable force in the country – Basil Rajapaksa

Today our party has become a formidable force in the country – Basil Rajapaksa

Written by Bella Dalima

06 Oct, 2014 | 8:25 pm

Minister Basil Rajapaksa notes that the Sri Lanka Freedom Party has emerged as a strong party due to the programmes that have been implemented since 2005.

The minister made this statement on Monday when declaring open an SLFP party office in Colombo.

The Eastern Colombo SLFP office was declared open on Monday morning under the auspices of Minister Basil Rajapaksa.

A number of ministers and parliamentarians including Minister Susil Premajayantha attended the event.

Minister of Economic Development, Basil Rajapaksa expressed these views:

[quote]Today our party has become a formidable force in the country. Not only that, in comparison to any country which has a multi-party system, we have a very strong organising capability. The SLFP is also the party with the largest number of registered voters. When the President took over the leadership of the party in 2005 he undertook a systematic approach, back then we did not have a majority in Parliament – we could even elect the speaker. However, today, the alliance, headed by our party, has secured a 2/3rds majority. Out of nine provinces, the chief ministers of eight provinces are attached to our party.[/quote]

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