UPFA General Secretary, Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Minister Mahinda Amaraweera had said that UPFA has decided against inviting former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to the SLFP May Day rally at Galle, personally, as he continues to be-little the party’s official May Day rally.
Minister further said the SLFP did not invite party members formally to the May Day rally but assigned them on various duties related to the rally in addition to asking them to bring as many supporters as possible to the main rally. But constituent partners of the UPFA have been invited.
meanwhile as Mr. Rajapaksa is a former President, former party leader and a patron of the SLFP we sent him an e-mail and a fax inviting him to the May Day rally. I wanted to meet him and hand over the invitation personally out of respect. But I have now decided not to do so as it seems that there is no end to disparaging remarks and insinuations on the SLFP led by President Maithripala Sirisena,” he said.
Minister Amaraweera alleged that he would bring 124 buses fully loaded with SLFP supporters from Hambantota for the SLFP rally in Galle