The SLFP, according to the President, will reach a decision on the presidential election in the near future that will be acceptable to all stakeholders.
Minister of Plantation Industries Navin Dissanayake said that, if the party is to win the upcoming presidential election, its top two leaders must work together.
Election Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya confirmed to RepublicNext that the SLFP has submitted its candidate's name upon a request made by the Commission.
President Maithripala Sirisena claimed yesterday that he is the only President in Sri Lankan history to have not been accused of interfering with the judiciary.
The Sri Lanka Freedom Party says it will “order” Dilan Perera and S B Dissanayake to resign from their seats in Parliament.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that as the leader of the UNP he would continue to work in unity so as not to cause any problems within the party.
Parliamentarian supporting Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Shehan Semasinghe said that if SLFP General Secretary Dayasiri Jayasekara wants to take legal action against Mahinda Rajapaksa and other MPs for crossing over then he has the freedom to do so.
The General Secretary of United People’s Freedom Alliance Mahinda Amaraweera is saying that the only thing preventing Mahinda Rajapaksa from being sacked from the SLFP is the current negotiations to form an alliance with the Podujana Peramuna.