Special UPFA meeting; Mahinda arrives at SLFP HQ

Special UPFA meeting; Mahinda arrives at SLFP HQ

July 15, 2015   12:01 pm

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived at the SLFP Headquarters a short while ago for a special meeting of the UPFA Election Operation Committee meeting. All leaders of the major constituent parties of the UPFA along with President Maithripala Sirisena is scheduled to be present at the meeting.


A special SLFP Central Committee meeting is also scheduled to be held today evening as announced by the party General Secretary earlier today.


I was of the view that nominations should not be given to the former President Rajapaksa to contest under the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) ticket at the forthcoming General Election, President Maithripala Sirisena said yesterday.


He added that he totally disagreed with the party’s decision to grant nominations to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and that he will be defeated at the election, just like he was defeated at the last presidential election.

UPDATE: Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has been appointed as the Chairman of the United People’s Freedom Alliance’s (UPFA) Election Operations Committee, former Minister Dinesh Gunawardena told Ada Derana.

Disclaimer: All the comments will be moderated by the AD editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or slanderous. Please avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment and avoid typing all capitalized comments. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by flagging them(mouse over a comment and click the flag icon on the right side). Do use these forums to voice your opinions and create healthy discourse.

Most Viewed Video Stories

Sri Lanka has initiated an action plan to ensure a Green Economy by 2050 – President

Sri Lanka has initiated an action plan to ensure a Green Economy by 2050 – President

Darshana Handungoda speaks out over arrest after released on bail

NEWS IN BRIEF 'PRIME TIME' - 2023.02.06

Laugfs LP gas prices increased

Govt to reach final decision on importing eggs within two weeks - Trade Minister

Tense situation as police intervene to stop protest march by trade union leaders

Police hunt for 'Kattadiya' who raped 11-year-old girl in Opatha

Man murders his two children and takes his own life over dispute with wife