Amaraweera asserts efforts were made to keep SLFP united

United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) General Secretary Mahinda Amaraweera says several efforts were made to keep the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) united.

Amaraweera said that he held several rounds of talks with key SLFP members with the blessings of President Maithripala Sirisena.

“The President said he had no intention of dividing the SLFP and he urged me to do my best to keep it united,” Amaraweera said.

He said that while a majority of the SLFP members were for the unity of the party, there were others who had other agendas.

Several SLFP members are now with the joint opposition and they attended the May Day rally of the joint opposition despite warnings from the SLFP not to do so.

Amaraweera said the SLFP Central Committee will decide what course of action is to be taken on the SLFP members who attended the May Day rally of the joint opposition. (Colombo Gazette)