UPFA Parliamentarian Dullas Alahaperuma has stated that the SLFP supporters will extend support to both the SLFP and the Joint Opposition. He explained that it is just like the Buddhism that has several sects.
Speaking to the media, he added that there is no intention of splitting the party through organizing a separate rally in Kirulapone. There is no rift in the SLFP. Some of the SLFP MPs had joined the government according to a decision by the Central Committee and others had remained in the Opposition. SLFP cannot take disciplinary actions against the dissidents as their fight was against the UNP and not the SLFP.