Written by Tharushan Fernando
12 May, 2016 | 10:27 pm
The Panadura Electorate – Bala Mandala Office of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party – was declared open on Thursday, May 12.
The office located in Nalluruwa, Panadura was declared open under the auspices of the party’s General Secretary Minister Duminda Dissanayake.
General Secretary of the SLFP,Min. Duminda Dissanayake noted that the intention of the party is to re-appoint Maithripala Sirisena as the President of this country at the 2021 Presidential Election and give this country the leadership of an SLFP leader.
He added that the party is aware that neither former president Mahinda Rajapaksa nor former president Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga can contest for the 2021 presidential elections.
“Our future lies with those who can take power and win power, not those who can win it for us”, said the UPFA Secratary.
Minister of Professional Development and Vocational Training, Mahinda Samarasinghe charged that after May Day the people have realised that the party will become stronger if they stick with President Maithripala Sirisena – a party strong enough to form a government in the future, but if this party splits it cannot be done
He further noted that some people look at him and question as to why he is not taking the required decisions, why he is not expelling these persons but there is still an opportunity for these persons to join .
“He is a leader who works with a lot of patience. He knows that if he gets us all together as one, it will give us the needed to strength to form a government of our own”, said the minister.
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