Maithripala says there can be only one leader

He said the party now needs to decide if it wants to move forward or leave room for splits. Sirisena said that since he has been given the leadership of the SLFP he is keen to work with the party and take it forward. President Maithripala Sirisena says a country can have only one leader and not two leaders.Speaking to Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) members in Nuwara Eliya today, the President also insisted that he had no grudge with anyone in the SLFP. He also said that if anyone in the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) proposes that they contest the Parliament election without the SLFP then that will be seen as a betrayal to the SLFP. (Colombo Gazette) The President noted that history has shown what a split in the SLFP has done to the party.“If anyone attempts to split this party you will be able to see who is making that attempt,” Sirisena said.

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