Dallas gets stronger in Parliament
It is reported that the number of MPs in the Freedom People's Council (FPC) led by Dullas Ahalapperuma is to to increase to 20 MPs.
Currently, there are only 13 MPs in the group and in order to increase the number, a secret meeting was held at the residence of Prof. G.L. Peiris recently, reports say.
Following the discussion, the MPs who had attended had agreed to join them.
It is reported that Dallas Alahapperuma, Charitha Herath, Nalaka Godaheva, Dilan Perera representing the FPC as well as MPs Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, Priyankara Jayaratne, Sudarshini Fernandopulle, Jayaratne Herath, Chandima Weerakkodi and John Seneviratne also attended.
Meanwhile, the group of the Member of Parliament Dallas Alahapperuma has also held a discussion with the Sri Lanka Mahajana Pakshaya and has received the assent of the party leader - Asanka Navaratne.
It is reported that although Charitha Herath has initially expressed his reservations on the inclusion of Navaratne, it has now been settled.
The reason is that both of them represent the Kurunegala district.
When Charita Herath was to enter the fray from Kurunegala district under the SLPP ticket at the last general election, the SLPP founder - Basil Rajapaksa had cut him off. It was well known that Johnston Fernando had also supported this.