The SJB has empowered its leader Sajith Premadasa with forming a common alliance to face elections next year, said its national organizer Tissa Attanayake.
Meeting yesterday (22), the party’s working committee also discussed the measures finalized to resolve public issues, he also said.
After the meeting, general secretary Ranjith Madduma Bandara addressed a media briefing.
He said no agreement has been reached with regard to a proposal to offer the prime ministership of a SJB government to Prof. G.L. Peiris.
The working committee also unanimously approved the expulsion of a SJB organizer for Kurunegala, Amitha Bandara, after the police nabbed him with heroin.
Meanwhile, a party frontliner Dr. Harsha de Silva said all affiliates to a SJB-led alliance should adopt his party’s economic policy.
“Anyone with fraud and corruption accusations will not be accepted into the SJB alliance,” he said.
The media has reported that Prof. Peiris and several other FPC MPs are due to sign a MoU with the SJB in the coming week.