Feb 02, 2019

UPFA dropped:JO meets separately Featured

The Joint Opposition MP group have decided to join Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa and engage in their political activities separately.

Accordingly, this group has taken the decision to meet every Tuesday at the Opposition Leader’s official residence on Wijerama Mawatha and discuss the latest political situation.

It is believed that the group of 15 SLFP MPs who initially left the unity government would also be joining these meetings.

However, although they had decided to join the Opposition Leader’s meetings, they would also be participating in the UPFA meetings headed by the President.
After the past elections, the SLFP had joined the UNP and formed the National Government, but 54 MPs had expressed their solidarity with the former President Rajapaksa and conducted their political activities as the Joint Opposition. However, after Mahinda Rajapaksa was appointed as the Prime Minister on October 26, they had halted the JO political activities and meetings.