Posted on 06.09.2019 by Chandana Sirimalwatte in Local News with 0 Comments
The negotiations to form a political front between SLFP(Sri Lanka Freedom Party) and SLPP ( Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna ) is continuing further without any agreement, but they have agreed that Maithripala Sirisena and Mahinda Rajapaksa should be appointed as co-chairs.
Further, speaking of these agreements, G.L. Peiris, the leader of the Podujana Peramuna said, t the decisions that had been taken so far not yet being finalized and in order to come with the terms they have to consult their members and 12 parties joined in the combined opposition.
The president, Maithripala Sirisena’s main intention of agreeing to form an alliance is to get the votes of the Mahinda fraction at the next presidential election. Meanwhile, the former President and Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapakse, is trying to utilize the situation and strengthen his powers through these negotiations. It is believed that Mahinda Rajapaksa is engaged in political interactions with President Maithripala to pave him the way to the president’s hip at this presidential election, and later on through a constitutional amendment to take over the power to his hand as the Prime Minister