Two left wing parties merge

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 17 February 1999, 10:17 GMT]
The Lanka Samasamaja party (LSSP) and the Communist party (CP) are to merge, said Mr.Batty Weerakon, Minister of Scientific Affairs, the state-run SLBC reported today. The central committees of both parties have already held a joint meeting as an initial measure. The two parties are constituent partners of the PA government.

LSSP sources say that the discussions were cordial and it was decided to hold joint meetings on a monthly basis.

Both parties would take a common stand on the national issues, the sources added.

Strong relationship had already been built since the two parties had already worked together, said the LSSP Minister, Batty Weerakon.

 

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