Sirisena slams SLPP members critical of SLFP

Head of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), President Maithripala Sirisena today slammed Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) members who have been critical of the SLPP.

Speaking at an SLFP meeting in Ratnapura, the President said that SLPP members at village level are all SLFP members.

He also said that all the SLPP members in Parliament are there because of the SLFP.

The President said that a letter given to Speaker Karu Jayasuriya by United People’s Freedom Alliance General Secretary Mahinda Amaraweera with the blessings of the SLFP, resulted in SLPP members being able to retain their seats in Parliament.

He said that the SLPP leadership and SLPP members in the village respect the SLFP but there are others who don’t.

Sirisena said that the SLFP is having talks with the SLPP and not the United National Party as there are several issues the SLFP cannot resolve with the UNP.

However, he said the talks with the SLPP are on the condition that the SLFP identity is protected.

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