Jun 25, 2017

Many govt. ministers in talks with Basil Featured

Ex-minister Basil Rajapaksa says his Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna will not allow the government to succeed in its attempt to shrink the election map.

‘Sathhanda’ quotes him as claiming that many government ministers are ready to join forces with him.

According to him, certain top figures in the previous regime of which he was a key member, too, tried to do the same, but were thwarted.

Basil Rajapaksa says he has strong faith in the Election Commission.

The president and the prime minister attended a meeting last week between UNP and SLFP representatives, where agreement was reached to put off the provincial council and local government polls, reports add.