Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) member and Minister Arjuna Ranatunga said that he was happy to see SLFP member Namal Rajapaksa not participating in events held to promote former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Ranatunga said that today a group of SLFP members are very actively promoting Rajapaksa and attempting to get him back into power.
However he said that Namal Rajapaksa, despite being the son of Mahinda Rajapaksa, is a notable absentee at those events.
“While he (Namal) is following the policies of the SLFP there are others who are trying to split the SLFP and prevent it from forming the next Government,” he said.
Ranatunga says those who are attempting to create a split in the SLFP are those who have come from outside the party, while at the same time there are those committed to the SLFP and are backing President Maithripala Sirisena.