Maithripala rules out possibility of working with SLPP

President Maithripala Sirisena has ruled out the possibility of working with the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP).

Sirisena said that while he had mentioned earlier he was ready to form a Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Government if all 96 SLFP members in Parliament, including those in the SLPP join him, he knew that will never happen.

The President said that the SLPP led by former Foreign Minister, Professor G.L Peiris is full of corrupt people who will never fall in line with the policies of the SLFP.

Sirisena said that the SLPP is looking to protect corrupt people and some people, not knowing what the SLPP is up to are surrounding the SLPP and supporting them.

“I know those crooks will not join me and work with me,” Sirisena said at an election rally in Polonnaruwa.

The President said that the country must be rebuilt and taken forward with good policies.

He said that to do that there needs to be a good Government in place.

The President called on those in Parliament who do not engage in corrupt practices to join him in the Government to take the country forward. (Colombo Gazette)