The SLFP does not intend to leave the Government,” Sirisena said.
He was responding to questions from the media at the end of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party’s Galle District Convention held at the Dadalla Minara Hotel in Galle on Thursday (29).
Responding to a question posed by the media, the former President said that steps have been taken to reorganise the Sri Lanka Freedom Party throughout Sri Lanka. When the media asked him about the Kotelawala University Act, he said that a Committee has been appointed to look into the matter and that the party would act accordingly after receiving the Committee’s recommendations.
Galle District Parliamentarian and SLFP Senior Vice President Shan Wijayalal De Silva said the SLFP’s political journey was not a rosy one and the party had faced numerous obstacles and political challenges in its 70 year history.“During that 70 year period, there were setbacks which could have been used for the party’s success.
Therefore, the SLFP should be strengthened so that conditions can be put forward instead of demands provided which would go to make the party strong,” he added.
Sri Lanka Freedom Party National Organiser Duminda Dissanayake said that the party had formed alliances since the 1990s, and today it has become a part of another alliance.
SLFP General Secretary Dayasiri Jayasekara, Environment Minister Mahinda Amaraweera, Central Committee Member Suren Raghavan, Party and District organisers were also present at this occasion.
The Galle convention is the first of a series of such meetings scheduled to be held islandwide.
The conference commenced following paying floral tributes to the portraits of late Prime Ministers S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike and Mrs. Sirimavo Bandaranaike.