The chairman of Sri Lanka Freedom Party, former President Maithripala Sirisena has reportedly had an audience with the party’s Members of Parliament. The meeting took place at former President Sirisena’s official residence. The SLFP MPs have accordingly decided to support President Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa for their future endeavors to strengthen the government. He added that their main intention is to hold the General Election at the earliest possible and to establish a strong government by bringing in necessary Constitutional reforms.
- The Speaker says the leader of the UNF should be leader of the opposition
- President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says the appointments were a great responsibility placed on them by the people of the country