SLPP party leaders meet on Tuesday: PC polls to be primary agenda

The provincial council (PC) elections, specifically the electoral system under which it is to be held, will be the main topic of discussion at the party leaders’ meeting to be held on Tuesday (4), under the patronage of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, The Sunday Morning learnt.

Key governmental factions are yet to reach an understanding on the PCs polls.

The current political atmosphere within the country as well as the Covid-19 pandemic situation are to be taken up at the said meeting.

Speaking to The Sunday Morning, Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) General Secretary and State Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara confirmed that the meeting would be held this week and that the main topic of discussion would be the elections.

Speaking to The Sunday Morning, Co-Cabinet Spokesman Minister Udaya Gammanpila, when queried concerning what other issues would be raised at the said meeting, added: “I am unaware of what other topics would be taken up at the meeting.”

Efforts made by The Sunday Morning to contact Democratic Left Front Leader and Minister Vasudeva Nanayakkara, National Freedom Front Leader and Minister Wimal Weerawansa, and People’s United Front Leader and Minister Dinesh Gunawardena to gain more insight as to what would be discussed at the meeting, proved futile.