A majority of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) are against the establishing of an All-Party Government. Thus, 42 MPs who represented the SLPP sat with the Opposition and become independent.
Chairman of Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and former President Maithripala Sirisena said, according to the current situation in the country, an alliance led by the SLFP will have the greatest advantage in forming the next Government.
The proposed amendments to the Sri Lanka Freedom Party’s (SLFP) constitution were unanimously agreed on by the party’s all-island working committee on 2 September.
The SLFP working committee met before the 71st anniversary festivities began and Dayasiri Jayasekara, the party’s general secretary, submitted the proposed amendments to the SLFP constitution.
The SLFP celebrated its 71st anniversary under the auspices of SLFP Chairman Former President Maithripala Sirisena on 2 September at the National Youth Services Council in Maharagama.
Before the vote, Sirisena addressed the crowd and urged the all-island working committee of the party to support the suggested changes to strengthen the party. According to Sirisena, he has recently been inundated with complaints about the party’s lack of discipline.
He added that while he accepts these complaints, amendments have now been put made to address the problems. Some have even accused him of being spineless and weak, which has resulted in the party splitting up.
“According to the stipulations in the SLFP’s previous constitution, if anybody has breached party discipline, it can often take more than two years to investigate and take appropriate action. Therefore, I am not at responsible for inaction,” he said.
The theme chosen for this year’s party anniversary celebration was ‘Let us revitalise our character – Let us take up the challenge – Let us carry the mission of the age’.
BY Thameenah Razeek