Dayasiri vows to make SLFP a powerful political force

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By Sandun A Jayasekera 

 SLFP General Secretary Dayasiri Jayasekara yesterday vowed to make the grand old party of the down-trodden and anti capitalists, the most powerful political force in the country within four months with the aim of winning all three elections this year. 

The founding father of the SLFP, late Prime Minister S.W.R.D.Bandaranaike quit the UNP in July, 1953 to form the SLFP against extremist left and capitalist policies with socialist democratic policies or the middle path, he said.   
The Kurunegala District SLFP Parliamentarian made these remarks after assuming duties as the General Secretary of the SLFP at the party head office at Darley Road last morning.   

He said in his work plan for the party ,in the next four months priority would be given to unite all those who distanced themselves from the party.   

“Our motto for victory must be the unity among all patriotic, nationalist, socialist and anti UNP forces. We have no much difference in policies with the SLPP or any other party in the joint opposition. Therefore, all these progressive forces with the same line of thinking must be united and face the forthcoming Provincial, Presidential and Parliamentary polls as one common front against the UNP. I hope this will not be a difficult task if we all work to achieve this objective as one,” Mr. Jayasekara stressed.   

He said he would visit all district and electoral branches of the SLFP in the next four months and expected to meet all party organizers and district and electoral organizers.   Mr. Jayasekara admitted that there may have been heart breaks, disappointments and hopelessness among party supporters in the past and added they must forget these minor setbacks and work hard to bring the SLFP to its former glory with a winning formula and added he would be a friend of all party supporters and officials who work hard for the party with dedication and commitment while being unfriendly to all who use the party and positions for his or her personal agendas but not to strengthen the party.   
Former Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva, former Deputy Speaker Thilanga Sumathipala and former General Secretary of the SLFP, Prof. Rohana Lakshman Piyadasa also spoke.


He said he would visit all district and electoral branches of the SLFP in the next four months and expect to meet all party organizers