A meeting is to take place today between United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) General Secretary Susil Premajayantha and UPFA members supporting former President Mahinda Rajapaksa with regards to moves by President Maithripala Sirisena to reverse his earlier decision to give Rajapaksa nominations to contest the Parliament election.
At the meeting Premajayantha is to be told of concerns over the UPFA nominations selection process and the next step in the event President Sirisena formally announces Rajapaksa will not be given nominations from the UPFA.
The nominations list of the UPFA is also to be finalised at the meeting between Premajayantha and the UPFA members.
The UPFA had last week announced that the President had agreed to give nominations to Rajapaksa. However several Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) members had opposed the move. (Colombo Gazette)
Report by Ashanthi Warunasuriya