CBK returns to Island on Saturday, talks between Mangala and SLFP on the go!

CBK returns to Island on Saturday, talks between Mangala and SLFP on the go!

17 October 2019 07:48 am

Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike who was on a tour to England is to return to Sri Lanka on Saturday (19), reports say.

She issued a statement two days ago criticizing the SLFP's decision to join the SLPP and has already made arrangements to summon the SLFP electoral organizers and hold several rounds of talks as soon as she arrives in Sri Lanka, according to sources.

Meanwhile, reports said that Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera is already in talks with a group of SLFP MPs and upon their success Sajith Premadasa would be getting some support from a group of SLFP MPs.

Chandrika Bandaranaike, who played a decisive role in the presidential election in 2014 for the SLFP uprising against the Rajapaksas by putting the SLFP General Secretary Maithripala Sirisena as the common candidate, is likely to play a strong role this year as well, political analysts pointed out.