Breakaway SLFP group backs Sajith
A youth group calling themselves the “organisation to protect SLFP” says it will formally back the New Democratic Front candidate Sajith Premadasa at the Presidential elections.
They will be going up against the main body of the Sri Lanka Freedom party which is supporting Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna candidate and Premadasa’s main rival.
The Secretary to the group Rajika Kodithuwakku told RepublicNext today(14 Oct) that they will sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Premadasa at the end of the month.
The organisation has created a new party named Sri Lanka Freedom Democratic Front (SLDF).
Kodithuwakku said that they would only support Premadasa based on a social contract for a short time period till 17 Nov.
He also said the party or its members do not have any connection with Premadasa and this decision was taken solely to defeat Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
Kodithuwakku also said that MP Kumara Welgama has no role in the party and the party consist of only young workers who love and worked for SLFP while the seniors are betraying it.
Further, he said that even though Welgama did not say at any point that he will support Premadasa in the elections, he had always said that he would not support Gotabaya.