SLFP rejects PM’s call

SLFP rejects PM’s call

The SLFP wouldn’t endorse moves to deprive anyone of his or her civic rights, Minister Mahinda Amaraweera told Parliament yesterday.  

Amaraweera was referring to the recommendation made in the PRECIFAC that section 81 of the Constitution be amended to provde for scrapping civic rights of a politician for life if he or she is found to be guilty of serious crimes.  

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Next SLFP leader will be an educated, intelligent youth

Maithripala Sirisena

President Maithripala Sirisena said yesterday he would hand over the leadership of the SLFP not to a member of his family but to an educated and intelligent youth who engaged in clean, decent and corruption-free politics.

He said nepotism, corruption, thuggery and misrule had harmed the country and the party and therefore he was determined to build a new political culture and nurture a new breed of politicians untainted by corruption and wrongdoings.

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Strong govt can be formed even without the SLFP

Chaminda Wijesiri ,

MP Chaminda Wijesiri stated that the UNP can form a strong government event if the SLFP breaks away from the current coalition government. 

He pointed out that the JVP and the TNA will come forward to join with the UNP should the need arise to form a new United Front. 

MP Wijesiri espressed these sentiments while addressing a gathering in Welimada earlier today (26). 

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Welgama, Aluthgamage removed as SLFP organizers

Welgama, Aluthgamage removed as SLFP organizers,Kumara Welgama and Mahindananda Aluthgamage

MPs Kumara Welgama and Mahindananda Aluthgamage had been removed from their Posts of Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Organisers for  Matugama and Nawalapitiya respectively, informed sources said.

Meanwhile, former president Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga had been appointed as the SLFP organiser for Attanagalla by President Maithripala Sirisena at a meeting held with SLFP organisers this evening, they said.

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I have yet to receive an invitation - Mahinda Rajapaksa

Mahinda Rajapaksa

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa stated that he had, as of yet, not received an invitation to the 66th anniversary celebrations of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP).

He also said that a great many representing the Joint Opposition (JO) had not received invites either.

The former President made these statements upon responding to the media following a religious ceremony at a temple in Kotte yesterday (30).

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Review of Mahinda Rajapaksa ’s SLFP Adviser Post

Mahinda Rajapaksa

In  the press brief held in Colombo yesterday, while  answering a question raised by  a journalist regarding Mahinda’s public announcement, that he is the leader of the SLFP still,  Minister Vijitha Vijayamuni said, that according to the provisions in the SLFP constitution , if  a member of the SLFP is elected as the Executive President, he or she should be the president of the party. This was followed when Rajapaksa assumed duty as Executive  President and Chandrika gave up SLFP leadership then.

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SLFP to Take Disciplinary Action Against 5 Seniors , Who Joined Joint Opposition


Some Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Ministers have requested President Maithripala Sirisena to take action against five  SLFP members , who have defected and joined Joint Opposition thereby  acting against decisions taken by the SLFP Central Committee and the common stance of the party.

Political sources said, SLFP has decided to take disciplinary action against these  five party seniors.

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Mahinda  Rajapaksa to Join Sri Lanka People’s Front

Mahinda Rajapaksa

Sri Lanka People’s Front Leader Former  Minister G.L. Peiris  has revealed that  as from next month,  revolted SLFP members  now working with Mahinda  Rajapaksa will apply for SLPF party membership  to join.

They will join the Sri Lanka People’s Front led by Mahinda  on an auspicious  time, he  announced.

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Drought could reduce paddy production by 50%: Ranil Wickremesinghe

Ranil Wickremesinghe

The ongoing drought could affect the whole country especially if the paddy production goes down by 50 per cent, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday.

The Premier made this statement at the unveiling of the pinnacle at the Sri Mamgalarama Temple in Galnewa last evening.

"There is a drought prevailing in the country at the moment. It has not affected this area alone as it could create a negative effect on the whole of Sri Lanka. It could make the paddy production go down by 50 per cent. Rice mills have to be closed down if that happens," the premier said.

Drought could reduce paddy production by 50%: Ranil WickremesingheSLFPMinister Duminda DissamayakeSri Mamgalarama Temple in GalnewaMalwathu Oya projectPrime Minister Ranil Wickremesingheexcavation and restorationKapilawasthuLumbiniHambantota PortMinister DissanayakeMangalarama templeBuddhist temples

President Maithreepala Srisena Called All SLFP MPs for an Emergency Meeting Today

 Maithreepala Srisena

President of the Srilanka Freedom Party, Maithreepala Srisena has called all SLFP members of parliament for an emergency meeting at his official residence today (12) at 2000 hrs.

Purpose of this meeting said to be, to discuss current political pressure exerted on the government  and to verify the audacity of alleged crossover of 18 SLFP members of  parliament to the Joint opposition (JO).

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