The SLMC conducted a two-day workshop at Pottuvil to seek the views of the rank and file of the party on the party's stand to be taken at the election . All the members had stressed the need to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with whichever party it decided to align with.
"Some members want a Muslim chief minister for the east. A mere Muslim chief minister cannot resolve problems under the present circumstances.
The 13th Amendment should be meaningfully implemented with land and police powers devolved. Besides, members are perturbed over land issues of the Muslims. During the war time, the LTTE did not allow Muslims to cultivate their lands in areas such as Unnichchai, Batticaloa. Now, the war is over. These lands have not been restored to their rightful owners," he said.