SLFP for common good of people - PM
Sep 1, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
If there is any political party which has united independent thinkers in Government and Opposition ranks for the common good of the people it is the Sri Lanka Freedom Party. I can clearly state so with pride and humility as one of its pioneer members and Senior Vice Presidents, said Prime Minister D. M. Jayaratne in a message to mark the 59th anniversary of the SLFP.
The message said: The SLFP had its origin in historic Senkadagala city under the leadership of late Prime Minister S W R D Bandaranaike on September 2, 1951. It is to further the cause of this party that I shed blood, languished in prison and went to courts over its long journey. The strength and courage offered by past leaders such as late S W R D Bandaranaike, late Mrs Sirimavo Bandaranaike and former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga for the progress of the SLFP was so much that it could not be expressed in mere words.