If SLFP joins SLPP they lose Welgama- if they don’t they lose Siripala?

A crucial meeting of the SLFP Central Committee is scheduled to take place under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at his official residence today (30).

According to SLFP Central Committee member Weerakumara Dissanayake, they are expected to take several important decisions at this meeting.

It is also noted that the SLFP group would also discuss the progress of the talks with the SLPP and the matters discussed between the leaders of the two parties during last Saturday’s meeting.

In addition, it is also said that the SLFP group would also discuss the invitation extended to the SLFP by the UNP for discussions.

Meanwhile, SLFP-MP Kumara Welgama said that in the event the SLFP decides to support the SLPP at the upcoming presidential election, he would consider alternative action.

However, according to party internal sources, the SLFP members Nimal Siripala de Silva, Ranjith Siyambalapitiya and Thilanga Sumathipala are said to be pressuring the party leadership to join the SLPP.

Meanwhile, addressing the SLFP Convention in the Kurunegala District President Maithripala Sirisena said that the SLFP supporters cannot cast their vote for the lotus bud logo and this had been notified to the SLPP leadership at last Saturday’s meeting.