Speaking to staff at the SLPP office in Battaramulla, Basil Rajapaksa said that the SLPP was formed with the backing of Mahinda Rajapaksa.
He said the SLPP will look to contest and win the next Parliamentary elections.
Basil Rajapaksa said that the SLPP will look to be transparent and will even provide an audit to the Elections Commission.
Mahinda Rajapaksa’s links to the SLPP has created controversy with some political parties saying he cannot continue in Parliament as he had obtained SLPP membership despite being elected to Parliament as a member of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP). (Colombo Gazette)