(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – The Sri Lanka Freedom Party’s Central Committee yesterday decided to complete the party’s reform drive by June 30.
The Central Committee arrived at this decision at a meeting chaired by President Maithripala Sirisena at President’s official residence yesterday evening.
UPFA General Secretary, Minister Mahinda Amaraweera also confirmed that the Central Committee members had an extensive discussion on how the reforms drive should be implemented to make it more stronger to face upcoming elections.
“We discussed on the party’s reform drive extensively.
Discussions also focused on strengthening women and youth wings of the party”, he said.
Amaraweera said that none of the Central Committee members proposed that the SLFP should quit the government.
“No member of the Central Committee made such a proposal nor did they talk about it”, he said. Meanwhile,SLFP parliamentarian Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena said the Central Committee decided to appoint party office bearers on a temporary basis on June 3.
“We decided to call district committees of the party on June 9 and 11 too”, he said.
Yapa said President Maithripala Sirisena told the Central Committee members that they should take a decision whether to remain in the government or not soon.