UNP, SLFP confident “marriage” will continue for five years

BUP_DFT_DFT-4_03-9The United National Party (UNP) and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) today expressed confidence that the “marriage” between both parties will remain strong and that the cohabitation Government will continue for five years.

UNP General Secretary Kabir Hashim said that while there were differences of opinion between both sides those issues were discussed and resolved.

SLFP General Secretary Duminda Dissanayake said that both parties did have issues among them in the past but they are now working together.

Dissanayake recalled that the UNP and SLFP had reached an agreement to work together and both parties are confident they will last as a Government for five years.

“This is like an arranged marriage. It is only when we live together that issues come up,” he said.

Dissanayake and Hashim were speaking at a joint press conference at the Parliament complex today.

“These days love marriages don’t last and they end up in divorce. So an arranged marriage lasts longer,” Hashim said.

Dissanayake said that the Government is not concerned about moves by some former Parliamentarians to form a new political front.

He said the very person attempting to form the new political front accepted the responsibility over the defeat of the former President at the last Presidential election. (Colombo Gazette)