Oct 27, 2017

JO to ally with SLFP for LG polls? Featured

Western province chief minister Isura Devapriya predicts the joint opposition will agree to ally with the SLFP to contest the upcoming local government elections.

Noting that the two sides are presently at talks, he says certain political changes will come into effect once the president returns home from his overseas trip.

If the JO forms an alliance with the SLFP, the electoral organizer positions lost to it will be reinstated, according to him.

Meanwhile, addressing a party meeting in Badulla, state minister Dilan Perera said that what they wanted was nothing else, but a SLFP with the ‘hand symbol.’

Therefore, the president is ready to unite the party next week, he said.

The president has given certain JO figures trying to new parties the chance to meet him in the first week of November, he said, adding that discussions were underway for an alliance at the LG polls.

He too, hinted that the electoral organizer positions lost to those in the JO will be given back.

A minority in the JO, not president Sirisena’s side, is responsible for disrupting unity after being misled by persons like Wimal Weerawansa and Udaya Gammanpila, who got elected from SLFP votes, Perera added.

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