8 August, 2022


SLFP ’15 Group’ Thrashed By Both Sides: MR Blasts SB For Coming Up With “Nonsensical Proposals”

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) ’15 group’ is now finding itself in a precarious position after being thrashed by the SLFP and shunned Sri Lanka Podujana Party (SLPP).


President Maithripala Sirisena, on Friday, axed Susil Premajayanth, Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, John Seneviratne, Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena and Chandima Weerakkody from their organizer positions, claiming they had failed to set up balamandala committees in their electorates.

This was followed by the removal of John Seneviratne, Anura Yapa and Chandima Weerakkody from their positions as Co-Chairmen of Development Committees of their districts.

Meanwhile, at a meeting held at his Wijerama residence on Friday, former Presiedent Mahinda Rajapaka too, had blasted the ‘SLFP 15 Group’ members, especially former Minister S.B. Dissanayake, for coming up with what Rajapaksa termed “nonsensical proposals” (Wikaara).

Dissanayake, who attempted to be the go-between of President Sirisena and Rajapaksa, had apparently proposed Rajapaksa to reunite with the SLFP and support Sirisena to become the party’s Presidential candidate in 2020.

An angry Rajapaksa had told Dissanayake in no uncertain terms that he had no Intention of reuniting with the SLFP and backing Sirisena’s presidential candidacy. Rajapaksa’s ‘anti-15 group’ stance has been strongly commended by the MPs supporting the Joint Opposition and the SLPP, Colombo Telegraph learns.

They also expressed fears that the ’15 Group’ could align with the Joint Opposition and SLPP as Sirisena’s “Trojan Horse.” They have also raised suspicions that the sudden action against eight members of the group is aimed at allowing them to infiltrate into the SLPP camp.

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  • 3

    It’s high time for SB to steal the show; like the attempts of TA of the UNP

    People expect st fresh.

    UNP/SLFP out dated & SLPP becoming already mere nonsense.

    • 4

      Yes, and SB is definitely the perfect person to do that. It will be a real revolution.

    • 3

      SB once famously said “I know how to win elections”.
      The mechanism still will work.

  • 12

    I cannot understand why President Sirisena as the head of SLFP is still hanging on to S.B.Dissanayake, Dilan and Thilanga Sumathipala? Its time he kicks them out of the Parliament thereby establishing that he truly wants a strong SLFP party. Not just a party consisting bunch of back stabbers and gamblers who have no voter base and whom the voters have rejected.

  • 3

    SB Dissanayaka is an expert party-hopper. He has specialised in making a success of this.
    Step I (for now) is catching MR’s attention. Mission accomplished!
    Next step/s? Watch this space.

  • 1

    These are the SLFP Refugees..
    What happened to the Sixteenth?
    Did he bite the dust after banking that One Million?…

    Where is the UNP Refugee and the potential , future UNP Leader of the Elite,, that thoroughbred, young Sujeeva Samrasinghe?..

    Anyway why do you worry about this ” nonsense”
    What hope the SLPP has winning the Election?
    Dr Ranil is Industrializing the Nation with all Electronics, Computer Based and Nano Tech Industries.
    He boasted that Lankawe has begun Industrialization big time from Kandy to Hambantota under his UNP Plan….
    Now he wants to open Child Care Centres as a priority for these Nano Tech Employees to keep their kiddies, while they assemble High Tech Equipment in Hambantota .
    Are these high tech employees going to vote for Pohottuwa?…
    Don’t know why our inhabitants didn’t elect Dr Ranil in 2005…….
    Wonder what happened to that VW factory ?????…

  • 0

    I think the problem is, S.B. with the stlen money Rs. 6.5 Billion, from the ministry that is right now the ministry, is negotiting for a powerful position in the new SAbhaga Rajaja whih comes in late 1919. Rail is ready to be either just the opposition leader or less.

  • 1

    people did not and will not vote for ranil because he makes promises he cannot keep

  • 3

    national list back door MP SB should leave politics.

  • 2

    Circus artist do land in a thud, when they keep going through the hoops, one too many times.

  • 3

    How can SB win Elections for the SLFP when he cant even win his seat?????

  • 1

    SB plans well ahead. At one time he wanted the Ministry of Higher Education. He got the job.
    He had researched on the C7 property bequeathed by late Dr. (Mrs) Shiva Chinnathambi to Colombo University. He planted some right people in right spots. Lo and behold the house is gone!

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