Sunday Times (Sri Lanka)

Maithri to step down, will MR lead the SLFP?


Former President and Sri Lanka Freedom Par ty ( SLFP) leader Maithripal­a Sirisena, will step down from his post after the parliament­ary elections.

He made the announceme­nt at an election meeting in Kalutara. He said that he would pave the way for younger people to take over the leadership.

For the election of a new leader the modalities have not yet been determined. It is likely to draw interest both from in and outside the party as some SLPP members have said that Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa will be the next leader of the SLFP.

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