UNP forms new alliance to contest against UPFA

Another split looms in SLFP?

mahinda-vs-ranilA group of Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) members including several Ministers are preparing to contest the upcoming General Election separately and not from the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA), political sources told Ada Derana. …………… READ ALL 

UNP forms new alliance to contest against UPFA

The SLFP – which is the main constituent of the UPFA – had shown signs of an impending split as a result of the continuous political movement carried out by loyalists of Mahinda Rajapaksa, who was defeated at the January election, to ensure that he is given nominations to contest the general election. 

However, as the section which had pushed for UPFA nominations to Mahinda Rajapaksa claimed victory and with the President’s decision to offer nominations to several others who have been charged with corruption, a group of SLFP strongmen who had stood for good governance commenced discussions for an alternative front…………………… READ MORE 

I will quit politics if Mahinda gets a vote more than me – Sujeewa

Former Deputy Minister of Justice Sujeewa Senasinghe today vowed to leave politics forever, if former President Mahinda Rajapaksa obtains even a single vote more than him at the forthcoming General Election. Speaking at an event in Hokandara, he stated that Mahinda Rajapaksa’s one brother was Defence Minister, the other was Economic Minister while his son was “Minister of everyone.”

 Senasinghe stated that there has never been a leader in the history of any country who has been humiliated as Mahinda Rajapaksa has been. “Who sits for O/Ls after they have passed A/Ls?” 

The former Deputy Minister stated that he never wants a political career similar to that. “I swear that if I lose one election I will never contest an election again in my life.”…………………. READ MORE