SLFP held captive by the UNP – says Mahinda Rajapaksa

SLFP held captive by the UNP – says Mahinda Rajapaksa

SLFP held captive by the UNP – says Mahinda Rajapaksa

Written by Tharushan Fernando

01 Mar, 2016 | 9:27 pm

Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, says the Sri Lanka Freedom Party is in danger of losing its identity as a political party,  as the SLFP has been held captive by the UNP.

The former president issued a press release on the removal of several electorate organisers.

Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa noted that the cabinet is equally divided between the United National Party and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party –  what has been called a National Unity Government, and yet the policy of the government is decided by the United National Party.

Mahinda Rajapaksa further noted that Sri Lanka Freedom Party members who have stood up against the capitulation and have tried to maintain the identity of the party, have been penalised.

He added that members of the party should ask themselves as to whose interests are served by removing parliamentarians from their positions as electoral organisers.

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa stated that when President Maithripala Sirisena took over the position of SLFP Chairman, it was expected that he would look after the party rank and file, uphold party policies, and protect the identity of the SLFP. However, regrettably, that has not happened, said the former president.

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