Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) should be keeping in mind that they are not the main party in the present government but Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), said Ruling Party Secretary General MP Sagara Kariyawasam, speaking to media at the Party Headquarters yesterday (26), following the successful conclusion of a much-awaited discussion between the SLFP and the President on the same day.
"Some of the MPs in the SLFP are still holding on to that old mentality, that they are the main party. Because SLFP was the main party in every alliances formed before. So, they held a greater power within those alliances. But right now, SLFP is not the main party. The main party in the alliance is Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna.
So, I believe that their leaders who are politically matured have understood this. Some are making various statements without understanding it. But I believe that we may be able to move forward positively by solving everything. We hope that as a party."
Query: So, are you suggesting that other parties should be under the opinion of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna?
"No, it is not about being under the opinion. Every party is entitled to their own opinion. That is not the point here. When an alliance is made, several parties gather around a main party. At this point, the main party would be Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna. So, when posts are vested with and other matters are addressed, other parties have to adapt into certain aspects of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna."