Former Minister Basil Rajapaksa last week said he would work to rectify the mistakes made by the previous regime after admitting that the previous United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) had messed up. Rajapaksa who joined the newly – formed Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) said that the Sri Lanka Freedom party (SLFP) was no more as far as he was concerned.
He claimed that the SLPP would fill the void created by the SLFP’s absence.
“People feel that they are not safe under the new regime and the country is not steady under this government. We heeded their call and formed the party,” Rajapaksa claimed.
He also said that the party would stick to the policies of the SLFP. “But the significance of the new party is that the decisions will be made by its members and not by the party leader,” Rajapaksa added.
“Every member has to be loyal to the country, the party and to the people who elected him or her and not to the leader. Each and every member is allowed to be the leader of the party,” he said.
He also said that the office bearers of the party will be appointed after the party convention which would be held soon.