SLPP still hopeful of an alliance with SLFP

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) is still hopeful about forming an alliance with the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), as said by the National Organizer of the party Basil Rajapaksa, MPs Kanaka Herath and Indika Anuruddha said.

Addressing a press conference held at SLPP headquarters this morning (29), the MPs said that SLFP cannot form an alliance with UNP (United National Party) because the policies of the SLFP are different from the UNP’s policies.

“We are hopeful of forming an alliance with SLFP because the discussions ended in a positive manner. UNP policies are different from the SLFP policies. The majority of grassroots level SLFP supporters are already supporting SLPP,” the MPs said.

Asked about President Sirisena praising potential UNP presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa in public, the MPs said that although the President may have praised Premadasa for the work he has done, he cannot support Sajith as a presidential candidate.

“The President did not praise Sajith as a presidential candidate. The President knows very well how SLFP was formed. So we never think that the President will lead the party to an alliance with UNP. At the end of the day the President will have to join the anti-UNP camp,” the MPs added.

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