SLPP and SLFP meet to patch up differences

SLFP General Secretary, Minister Dayasiri Jayasekera

District leaders of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) and Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) met today (20) to iron out issues faced by the respective party representatives in the constituencies, The Morning learns.

The meeting was focused on discussing the grievances of members of both parties at district level and finding solutions.

SLFP General Secretary, Minister Dayasiri Jayasekera told The Morning that the two parties had discussed how the SLPP and SLFP could work together in local government bodies.

“We discussed how the two parties together could gain control of local government bodies and function as an alliance,” he said.

According to Jayasekera, the district representatives of both parties have been asked to hold joint meetings in their respective constituencies and formulate a working mechanism that would be presented at the next meeting in Colombo.

The SLPP group was led by several party seniors including party General Secretary, MP Sagara Kariyawasam and Ministers Prasanna Ranatunge and Rohitha Abeygunawardena.

The SLFP group was led by party Jayasekera, National Organizer Minister Duminda Dissanayake and Minister Lasantha Alagiyawanna.