Prime Minister meets party leaders of Sri Lanka ruling alliance
Fri, Sep 24, 2021, 09:04 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.
Sept 24, Colombo: The party leadership meeting of the Sri Lanka People’s Freedom Alliance was held under the patronage of the Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees this afternoon (23rd September), the Prime Minister’s Office said.
The meeting mainly focused on the role of the party in supporting the government in the face of the Covid-19 epidemic and, the proposals to be presented in the 2022 Budget including a mechanism to educate Government parliamentarians such important bills beforehand.
In this nearly-two-hour meeting attention was also drawn to the potential consumer benefits from the operation of the Yugadanavi Power Plant.
It has been reported that leaders of eleven political parties affiliated with the government met earlier this week to discuss the controversial Kerawalapitiya LNG power plant deal the government signed with an American company.
Ministers Vasudeva Nanayakkara, Wimal Weerawansa and Udaya Gammanpila had reportedly expressed their opposition to the decision at the recent Cabinet meeting. There were reports that the three party leaders would leave the government due to this controversial deal.
Former President Maithripala Sirisena- Chairman of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party, Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa- Founder and National Organizer of the Sri Lanka People’s Front, Minister of Highways and Chief Government Whip Johnston Fernando, Sagara Kariyawasam- General Secretary of the Sri Lanka People’s Front, Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena- Leader of the People’s United Front, Minister of Water Supply Vasudeva Nanayakkara- Secretary of the Democratic Left Front, Minister of Industries Wimal Weerawansa- Leader of the National Freedom Front, Prof. Tissa Vitharana- Leader of the Lanka Equal Society Party, Minister of Fisheries Douglas Devananda- Leader of the Eelam People’s Democratic Party, M. Rameshwaran- Vice President of the Ceylon Worker’s Congress, Tiran Alles- Secretary, United People’s Party, Weerasumana Weerasinghe- Deputy Chairman of The Communist Party of Sri Lanka were also present at the meeting.