Minister of Special Assignments Sarath Amunugama said that those looking at forming the new political party are those who cannot survive without the support of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party.
He said that people like Wimal Weerawansa, Dinesh Gunawardena and Udaya Gammanpila are the ones who want to create a split in the SLFP to form a new party and ensure they have a future in politics.
“They know if they don’t split the SLFP and give power to Mahinda Rajapaksa their political future will be dark,” he said.
Amunugama said that as far as he knows not a single SLFP member has informed the party that he or she will be resigning to join a new political party.
“We have heard some want to leave but no one has told us directly that they are leaving the party,” he said.
He also said that it is still not clear what the policy of the new party will be and if it will be any different from that of the SLFP.
The Minister also said that investigations into 33 members of the former Government have been completed and cases will be filed against them soon.
He said the investigations are related to alleged fraud and those accused of fraud are attempting to mislead the public by saying they are to be arrested for working with the opposition. (Colombo Gazette)