Calling the SLFP
the only "clean political force" in the country, Sirisena also predicted the unity government would soon collapse: "I have today decided to take my next major step.
He further said that the blessings of the Trade Union Movements of SLFP
with the President for his commitment towards building a clean political movement and to create a system which is free of fraud and corruption.
Rajapakse had decided to contest under the Sri Lanka Labour Party after failing to secure the full support of the SLFP
to be their prime ministerial candidate at the polls.
several fellow defectors from the SLFP
, has called on lawmakers from
I have decided to re-enter active politics to help bring down a corrupt regime," said Kumaratunga who has kept a low profile since handing over the leadership of the SLFP
to Rajapakse in 2005.
Considering the technology landscape, SLFP
decided to enhance its brand digitally.
The 1994 General Election brought the Center-Left SLFP
back to center stage after a gap of nearly two decades.
In a front-page editorial, The Island newspaper said, ''If the SLFP
and UNP could agree on a political solution and offer it jointly to the LTTE, the Tigers will be left without excuses for continued bloodletting.
Sri Lanka's parliamentary yearbook records that hers was a ''meteoric rise in politics,'' accompanied by a similar ''speedy downfall'' of Bandaranaike, who, disgusted by the turn of events in his parents' party, quit the SLFP
in 1993 and joined the then ruling United National Party (UNP) government as minister of Higher Education.
The UNP led by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and SLFP
led by President Maithripala Sirisena have been facing days of political unrest after their defeat in the local government polls on February 10.
He made these remarks addressing SLFP
public rally held in premises of Kaduwela weekly fair, today (24).
His supporters in the SLFP
openly voice opposition to the UNP's economic policies of privatisation.