The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) the Ruling Party has reportedly held a special meeting in Temple Trees two days ago (04) without the participation of the minor parties of the government.
Addressing the meeting Minister Basil Rajapaksa, National Organiser and Founder of the SLPP, has emphasised that the SLPP will be needing its allies including the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) for the continuation of the government, sources said.
The meeting started at around 6 pm, running up to about midnight.
Rajapaksa, who addressed the meeting for about 40 minutes, pointed out that they should not be retaliating against those who criticise them in the government, for they, as a government, should be working out with unity.
Basil Rajapaksa added that he does not forget the past and remembers it everytime he is appearing for trial for the cases lodged during the Good Governance Regime, and pointed out that all of them have been forgotten politically.
Pointing out that mere developments cannot win elections, the SLPP Founder reminded that Mahinda Rajapaksa should have won the 2015 Presidential Election if that was the case.
He also reminded that the SLPP managed to secure only about five million votes during the 2018 Local Government Election and that the figure rose up to 6.9 million during the 2019 Presidential Election and near to 6.9 million during the 2020 General Election on the contribution of the SLFP. The government, therefore, should be acting with unity with all of its allies, Rajapaksa noted.