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Foresight needed before SLFP leaves Govt: Dayasiri

Decisions cannot be made in a rush and foresight is needed if the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) is to leave the Government says State Minister and General Secretary of the SLFP Dayasiri Jayasekara.

He made this statement while speaking to the media today (06)

“Many members of the party are requesting for us to leave the coalition. We haven’t thought of leaving the coalition yet. Let’s see how it goes. The SLFP must become stronger and rebuild the lower ranks and structures. Then we can decide on the next step,” said Jayasekara.

He further added that the party foundation needs to be strong if the SLFP is to leave the coalition and move forward independently.

“This Government was formed in 2020 and there is a total of 5 years to remain in Parliament. During this period, there might be various disagreements and opinions. So the future is still not predictable,” he said.

Additionally, Jayasekara said that if the Government is considering pushing the SLFP out of the coalition, it might not be easy.

“It is not only the 14 SLFP members that are within the coalition that will be kicked out, there are 12 other parties within the coalition. We also have people who are not in Parliament, but are ardent supporters. They are also very unhappy by the biased treatment. So when the time comes, we will have to see how it goes,” Jayasekara concluded.