SLFP warns President on LG bodies

dilan_pereraThe Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) today warned President Maithripala Sirisena saying it will go to the next level if he fails to hold elections for the Local Government (LG) bodies whose terms have now ended.

SLFP spokesman and former Minister Dilan Perera said that while the President had decided to appoint special commissioners to the LG bodies, the SLFP wants elections to be held.

The term of LG bodies ended on May 15 and President Maithripala Sirisena announced that instead of holding elections to those LG bodies they will come under the administration of special commissioners.

The Government had said that General Elections will be held before holding elections for the LG bodies.

“When the term of the LG bodies ended the SLFP made a request that elections for those LG bodies be held. However instead of holding elections the administration of those LG bodies have been brought under special commissioners. This takes away the right to vote from the public,” Perera said.

Perera claimed that the decision had been influenced by the United National Party (UNP) and that it will also harm the name of the President.

He said that the SLFP has now urged the President to hold elections for the LG bodies and that they are awaiting his response.

Perera said that if the President does not respond positively, then the SLFP is ready to take the next step to ensure the voting rights of the people is protected. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. This is what you call Yahapalanaya. A 3rd grade politician with a filthy mouth can challenge the President of the country and the president of his own party. If this happened during the MaRa and Gota period God knows what would happen to this idiot.

  2. This man is corrupt to the core. Financially corrupt,power corrupt,morally corrupt.No one cares what comes out of these stinking mouths more akin to a toilet pit.

  3. Who is he to demand President, if he had done this type of talk in the past surely he would have got disappeared.

  4. This is the 1st time we are hearing of a party member threatening the President of the same party. The
    member concerned does not seem to know that holding of the general election is also over due. Which is important ,the General election or election
    of L.G.bodies. This is a ploy to create trouble among the political parties ,before the general election and people are not prepared for such calamities. The President is used to such bogus threats.

    • On what basis the general election is due now? The term of the parliament ends in April 2016.

  5. How come SLFP become so democratic,and courages to challange the SL President. Where ewere you all when MR runnig the havoc

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