Decide whether to support MS

Published : 7:23 am  July 17, 2015 | No comments so far |  | 


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By Yohan Perera
Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) members should  decide whether they were going to support President Maithripala Sirisena, who had made his stance clear, to continue with his good governance policies, said Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

Mr WickremesingDM_20150717_A001-10he said at an election rally in Katana yesterday that the president had clearly opposed the candidature of his predecessor and that the SLFPers had been confused by his stance. “Can a confused lot govern the country?” he asked.

He said President Sirisena had actually given a slap to the SLFP general secretary by getting a restraining order regarding the SLFP central committee meeting. He said the SLFP had become a joke with one section calling for a central committee meeting and the other stopping it.

Many election pledges were given by Mr Wickremesinghe, who said the party would announce more plans it had made for the country. Minister Arjuna Ranatunga, who lashed out at the UPFA, said he and some others decided to leave it as they could no longer associate with robbers.