Former President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday said the SLFP did not want to have any dealings with the Rajapaksas, and recollected that he was the first person to have broken ties with them.
“We will not have any dealings with this Government. We will not send them any more letters or have anything to do with them. All our meetings and discussions with the Government are over,” Sirisena said while addressing the SLFP’s Colombo District members.
He said the SLFP had made several proposals to the Government to help those who are badly affected economically, but they have been ignored.
“We are with those carrying placards for the Rajapaksas to go home,” he said.
He added that SLFP MP Shantha Bandara who took a State Ministerial post has committed political suicide. “Joining an unpopular Government like the present one is the end of his political career.“