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SLFP- SLPP talks ‘at decisive stage’ - Dayasiri

The ongoing talks between the SLFP and the SLPP are at a decisive stage. It is correct to describe it as positive, SLFP General Secretary MP Dayasiri Jayasekara said yesterday.

Addressing the weekly media briefing held at the SLFP Headquarters, Jayasekara said that the policies of the two parties closely align and SLPP Presidential Candidate, former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa and SLPP National Organiser Basil Rajapaksa have also accepted certain policies proposed by the SLFP. Gotabaya Rajapaksa is a candidate with positive vision for the future of the country, Jayasekara said.

The SLFP General Secretary said that what the country needed was a national leader who respects and protects its resources. As a middle path political party, SLFP will never support liberal and racist political forces.

Jayasekara further said that under the present government, the country was drifting aimlessly and only the next President can change this situation.

He charged that the entire public administration system had collapsed. Commenting on the decision taken by the President to have the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation under his purview, Jayasekara said that the decision was taken after considering several issues related to the administration.

Inoka Sathyangani was appointed as the SLRC Chairperson when Minister Mangala Samaraweera headed the media portfolio.

However in June this year, Non-Cabinet Media Minister Ruwan Wijewardene appointed Sanjeewa Wijegunawardene as SLRC head, but he was unable to carry out his duties. Later, Kelum Palitha Maheeratne was appointed to the post.

“Sathyangani was appointed with the approval of the committee appointed by the President to decide on appointments of chairman and directors to State-owned enterprises and other two had been appointed without the approval of this committee.” he charged.

SLFP Media Spokesman Weerakumara Dissanayake and former Western Province Chief Minister Isura Devapriya also participated in this occasion.




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