Former Minister Dallas Alahapperuma has proposed that the Opposition Leader's post be given to TNA leader R. Sambandan.
Alahapperuma is of the view that in a National government the best choice for Leader of the Opposition would be Sambandan.
But the majority of senior members of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) are however of the view that the best choice for Opposition Leader is Nimal Siripala de Silva in a National government.
Meanwhile at a meeting of the SLFP held last night (Janaury 14) former President Mahinda Rajapaksa had agreed that new President Maithripala Sirisena should be made the head of the Party.
At the meeting Rajapaksa had agreed to support Maithripala.
Rajapaksa had also requested that his sons Namal, Yoshitha and Rohitha not be victimised and that the Party should grant Namal nomination to contest an upcoming General Election.
Source - mirror.lk