The forming of a new political party by Sri Lanka Freedom Party members supporting former President Mahinda Rajapaksa will go ahead despite pressure against the move from the party, a joint opposition member said.
Sri Lanka Freedom Party member Dilum Amunugama, who was removed from his party organiser post today, said that such pressure will not deter the decision to form a new political party.
He said that Sri Lanka Freedom Party members in the joint opposition will continue to raise their objections to the actions of the Government on various issues.
Amunugama said that the need to form a new political party comes following a request made by the supporters of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party.
He claimed that most Sri Lanka Freedom Party members are unhappy with the decision taken by the Sri Lanka Freedom Party to work with the United National Party.
Amunugama said that the new party organisers appointed by the Sri Lanka Freedom Party today will only help the United National Party at the next election.
He said that most of those appointed were defeated by the public at the last Parliamentary election while those elected have been rejected by the party leadership. (Colombo Gazette)