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Premajayantha is more capable of attracting the SLFP membership Premajayantha is more capable of attracting the SLFP membership
Apr 12, 2018

Call for Susil to be appointed opp. leader Featured

Some of the 16 SLFP MPs who left the government have held talks with a top figure in the joint opposition about the possibility of getting Susil Premajayantha as leader of the opposition, political sources say.

Senior to JO leader Dinesh Gunawardena, Premajayantha is more capable of attracting the SLFP membership than him, the MPs have pointed out.

Speaking to journalists today (12) at the SLFP headquarters, MP Dilan Perera said they would hold discussions on securing the opposition leader position. 

The media briefing was also attended by Dayasiri Jayasekara, S.B. Dissanayake, Thilanga Sumathipala, Anuradha Jayaratne and Tharanath Basnayake.

SB Dissanayake 670px 12 01 SLFP will withdraw from the govt. soon – S.B. Dissanayake

After explaining their reasons for leaving the government, Dissanayake said the SLFP too, would withdraw soon, after discussing the matter at the party’s central committee.

He said one or two of the SLFP might join the UNP, ruling out any consultation with the general secretaries of the SLFP and the UPFA, whom he described as ‘children’ compared to the seniors.

70 out of 96 out of the UPFA

By now, of the 96 UPFA MPs, 70 are now with the JO.

Sixteen MPs resigned from their government positions yesterday.

However, Dayasiri Jayasekara says they will only sit in the opposition, and will not join the JO.

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