The first official discussion on a new alliance between the SLFP and the SLPP was conducted and the second round will be held on the 22nd of this month, General Secretary of the SLFP MP Dayasiri Jayasekara said.
The representatives of the SLFP and the SLPP arrived at the Opposition Leader’s office on Thursday (14) at around 10.15 am and the General Secretary of the party Dayasiri Jayasekara, former Secretary General Prof. Rohana Lakshman Piyadasa and MP Thilanga Sumathipala also participated in the discussion. .
President of the SLPP, Prof. GL Peiris and Member of Parliament Dullas Alahapperuma were present from the SLPP.
Server flak from Pohottuwa on Maithri
MP Dilum Amunugama, a member of the Pohottuwa political party, said that he was suspicious about the new alliance and working with untrustworthy people would result same fate like at the vote on presidential expenditure.
He was speaking at a media conference held at the SLPP Headquarters.
He said that a SLFP group that promised to support to vote against the budget and eventually abstained from voting. He added that hence it is not wise enough to make an alliance with such elements.
He reminded that it was promised in writing that position of Prime Minister would not be given to somebody else, during the previous alliance.