Heated Verbal Exchange Breaks Out During Discussion Between Basil Rajapaksa And SLFP Delegation Over Current Issues

A heated verbal exchange had broken out during the discussion between SLPP National Organizer Basil Rajapaksa and a delegation of SLFP seniors.

Rajapaksa, during the discussion, had told the SLFP delegation not to involve the other alliance parties in the issues between the SLPP and the SLFP.

It is reported that an exchange of words had taken place between the two parties after this remark.

Rajapaksa was referring to the recent discussion between SLFP Chairman Maithripala Sirisena and other party leaders of the ruling alliance, including Wimal Weerawansa and Udaya Gammanpila.

The SLFP also decided to conduct a seperate May Day rally with the support of some constituent parties of the ruling alliance.

Speaking to Asian Mirror, Senior Vice President of the SLFP and General Secretary of the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Mahinda Amaraweera confirmed that such a discussion took place between Basil Rajapaksa and the SLFP, and that the discussion had ended without an agreement.

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