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* Former President of Sri Lanka seeks to take control of her party - report
Sun, Jun 29, 2014, 11:33 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 29, Colombo: Former President of Sri Lanka Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga has reportedly decided to rescue the Sri Lanka Freedom Party, the party her father founded, from the journey it has taken under the leadership of President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Kumaratunga who was in England for the last few months has returned to Sri Lanka yesterday (June 28) and has pledged to initiate a battle to hand over the SLFP to its true inheritors, the quintuple force (Pancha Maha Balawegaya), Sri Lanka Mirror said in a report.

Reportedly, the former President has revealed her intentions to a powerful minister of the government today (June 29).

Speculations had been circulated that several veteran members of the party who are ministers and parliamentarians in the government are disenchanted with the course of the party under President Rajapaksa's leadership and have expressed their willingness to join the former President to form a faction.

The former President has also agreed to extend her support to common agenda formulated with the intention of changing the prevailing malicious political atmosphere, the Sri Lanka Mirror report said.

However she has informed the United National Party leadership council member Mangala Samaraweera that she will not stand in for the presidential election under any circumstance.

Kumaratunga's father, former Prime Minister S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike launched the SLFP in 1951 and President Rajapakse took control of the party when he became President in 2005.

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