President decides to pardon rebels
President Maithripala Sirisena in a bid to keep SLFP undivided has decided to not take disciplinary action against those who attended the political rally held in Nugegoda 18 February defying party decision. He has stressed those who attended the rally to think according to their conscience whether their act was timely or not.
Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) MPs who met in Negombo over the weekend agreed on five key issues, which if implemented, could prevent the breakup of the party. Among the decisions are to not take disciplinary action against SLFP members who attended the 18 February rally.
A few SLFP MPs had attended a rally on 18 February calling for the return of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
President Sirisena addressing the gathering said some SLFP members attended the 18 February rally when the SLFP Central Committee had agreed to not take part in it. When people do such things, the SLFP can break up. Thus, people who attended the rally must ask themselves whether they want to see the SLFP stay together, or break up. He added that this is not something we can solve with disciplinary action and that it is up to the individual to take a decision based in his conscience,” President Sirisena’s Coordinating Secretary, Shiral Lakthilake said.
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Looks like Mr. Sirisena again getting scared, first he got scared after became common candidate over MR.
Now he’s scared of the popularity building up again on MR. If he takes action he will be single handed and many will turn against on him.
But SLFP has to take fast decision who will be the PM candidate.
Many voters will not like Mr. Siripala but YES for MR again.
I think UNPers will take this chance to divide SLFP and take some chance over it.
So we will be able to see more corruption media coverage’s yet again.
Seems like a case biting more than you can chew.
Sirisena himself was a rebel. So how can he preach other to not to do so. Who can trust Sirisena when we look at how he betrayed his master.
I don’t think Sirisena is an honest guy. If he was, then he could have resigned from the MR regime as soon as he saw any wrong doings rather than waiting for a golden package from USA and UK.
I fully agree with you. He was side by side with MR for so many years and all of a sudden he realized that MR was a crook, Like I had mentioned before either he had no guts to speak up or he was as crooked as he claims MR to be. The sudden cahnge of heart baffles me and I am sure there are many Sri Lankans who have a bit of common sense feels the same.
Throw them out of your party.they are the crooks who aided and helped Mr to steal the poor tax payers money.
President sirisena please hurry up with the investigations and put the culprits behind bars.that should be your priority.people are waiting for justice!