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SLFP to support Govt. in holding PC elections, Maithri says undecided if contesting alone

At a meeting held on Friday (15) chaired by Party Leader former President Maithripala Sirisena, the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Central Committee unanimously decided to call on the Government to hold provincial council elections as soon as possible.

SLFP General Secretary and State Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara expressed that the Party aims to offer the Government its fullest support in holding the elections.

“The elections have been delayed for many years now and I think the Government is doing everything to make sure they are held. A Select Committee was also appointed for this. We will provide our fullest support to the Government in this regard,” Jayasekara remarked while addressing the media after the meeting.

In addition, Sirisena revealed that no final decision has been taken on whether the Party will contest in the elections alone.

“We are preparing for the election. What we discussed at the meeting was how all sections of the Party can be strengthened to face the elections. We have not discussed whether we will contest alone or not,” Sirisena stated.