JO is on the brink of being torn apart - Shantha Bandara

JO is on the brink of being torn apart - Shantha Bandara

August 15, 2017   02:17 pm

Leader of the Sri Lanka Youth Front, Shantha Bandara states that the Joint Opposition (JO) was on the brink of being torn apart.

He expressed this sentiment upon attending a press conference today (15).

He stated that such a situation had arisen owing to the JO’s lack of political knowledge and proper leadership.

He further stated that a great many people of the JO were very narrow-minded, politically speaking.

Shantha Bandara then said that President Maithripala Sirisena should vest his leadership in someone else by 2025, and remain as the advisor of the party after that.

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) expected from former President Mahinda Rajapaksa advisement of a similar nature, he proceeded to say.

Speaking on the elections, the parliamentarian then said that all necessary preparations were being made to conduct the Provincial Council polls at the start of the year 2018.

Furthermore, he stated that a survey conducted as at August 01 had revealed that the supporters of the SLFP and the President had in fact increased.

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