Rajitha, Arjuna, Hirunika removed from the SLFP

RajithaPresident Maithripala Sirisena, as the chairman of the Sri Lanka Freedm Party (SLFP), has cancelled the SLFP memberships of Rajitha Senaratne, Arjuna Ranatunga and Hirunika Premachandra, the President’s office said.

The President’s office said that the SLFP memberships of S.B. Navinna and M.K.D.S. Gunawardene have also been removed.

The decision was taken after the former SLFP members had decided to contest the August 17 Parliament election under the elephant symbol of the United National Party. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. This is in line with SLFP party rules and discipline. They will not get UNP preferences as this party loyalists and seniors will block these frogs. Finally they will not win in their districts and will not enter parliament.

  2. Rogues, rapists, drug sellers, killers were given nomination by the SLFP where President Sirisena is the head, but he could not protect those who fought for him and made him the President. This is the level of thankfullness the President has for his people. President Sirisena is more interested in protecting rogues, rapists, drug mudalalis and killers.

    • I agree that the tension is becoming unbearable!

      But surely most of us by now realise that this a game of Russian roulette. I’m sure that the “gang of five” mentioned in this article are Sirisena’s fiercest supporters, and taken by and large are persons who can be respected by us more than the average politician.

      This action has not been taken by “our Maithri” but by the Chairman of the SLFP. This is what happens when one man has to wear many hats. But I don’t think that you should worry too much. These five will easily make it in to parliament.

      M.K.D.S. Gunawardene is the Minister of Lands and isn’t contesting a “seat” in any case. Wednesday last week, that is to say on the 22nd July 2015, I managed to get a seemingly intractable land problem resolved. It meant hanging around all day while documents were done, and I had lunch in the canteen of the Ministry of Lands. Cost was Rs 70/=, and it was quite palatable. Imagine my astonishment, though, at stumbling upon the fact that the Minister and his entire staff regularly have the same lunch as I did – and pay for it immediately.

      It may indeed be possible for us to make Sri Lanka the “Miracle of Asia” if we carefully figure out whom to vote for so that My3 can carry forward his programme.

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