Written by Tharushan Fernando
22 Feb, 2017 | 8:14 pm
President Maithripala Sirisena met with electoral organisers of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party this afternoon and held broad discussions regarding the current political situation, and the progress of local development activities.
According to President Sirisena, the main objective is to move forward in this political movement to strengthen the party mechanism, while bringing a new face to it, and what is needed is a qualitative political movement, he pointed out.
He added that the party needs to ensure the quality and commitment while maintaining an honest political movement.
“We have to make this process successful together with the citizens of this country.” he said
The General Secretary of the SLFP said that the Executive Committee and the All Island Working Committee meetings will be held on March 2.
He added that 10,000 candidates have been interviewed for the upcoming elections
“We hope to select the most suitable candidate for each electorate.” he said
When questioned regarding the lack of representation by the SLFP for the joint opposition meeting, Minister Dissanayake said that the president, who is also the head of the party, is treating the Joint Opposition in a very democratic manner that was not practiced in the party before.
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