SLFP-MEP talks: Need to stop public exchanges among constituents stressed


by Shamindra Ferdinando

The Mahajana Eksath Peramuna (MEP) has urged the SLFP to take immediate steps to stop public exchanges involving constituents of the SLFP-led UPFA or face the consequences, political sources said.

The oldest constituent of the UPFA stressed that criticism of one another was causing irreparable damage to the government in the run-up to the presidential election.

The request was made at a meeting between SLFP and MEP delegations on Wednesday (Nov 5) at Temple Trees.

The SLFP delegation comprised its National Organiser, Minister Basil Pakistani, SLFP Senior Vice President and Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva, UPFA General Secretary and Minister Susil Premjayantha and Minister Pavitra Wanniarachchi. The MEP delegation led by Minister Dinesh Gunawardena included Deputy Minister Geethanjana Gunawardena, Somaweera Chandrasiri, Yadamini Gunawardena, Maithri Wijesinghe, Sisira Jayakody and Tissa Yapa.

Pledging MEP's support for President Mahinda Rajapaksa's victory at the forthcoming presidential election, the delegation called for a joint effort to ensure the incumbent president's victory. The MEP submitted a 20-point action plan to the SLFP that dealt with a range of issues including constitutional changes, electoral reforms as well as economic development.


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