State Minister of Finance says President Sirisena protected the SLFPers

State Minister of Finance says President Sirisena protected the SLFPers

State Minister of Finance says President Sirisena protected the SLFPers

Written by Tharushan Fernando

25 Aug, 2016 | 8:14 pm

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party convened a media briefing at its party headquarters on Thursday.

State Minister of Finance, Lakshman Yapa Abeywardene stated that the person who holds the leadership of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party toda, is a founding member of the party, a member of that family, a member who has been in the party for 40 years, a person who functioned as the party’s secretary for 13 long years, a person who lost his job in the government because of the party, and a person whom the LTTE attempted to assassinate five times

“So certain persons in the SLFP who are making statements all around must look back at the past”, said the state minister

He went on to note that the only mistake Maithripala Sirisena did was to protect SLFPers by not dissolving the parliament after being elected as the country’s president

“How many seats do you think the SLFP would have in the country today? What would happen? How many seats would the party have if the Urban Councils and Pradeshiya Sabhas were dissolved”, said State Minister Abeywardene

He went on to note that the other mistake committed by the president was that he did not allow members of the SLFP to face the brunt of certain things and after becoming the president of the country and chairman of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party he did not dissolve parliament nor local government institutions.

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