Smaller parties in UPFA plan new Alliance
Posted on August 29th, 2015

By W.K. Prasad Manju Courtesy Ceylon Today

Several political parties and organizations connected to the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) have opened discussions to establish a new political alliance targeting the upcoming Local Government Elections. Leader of the Pivithuru Hela Urumaya and UPFA Colombo District Parliamentarian Udaya Gammanpila told Ceylon Today that discussions are underway regarding the Constitution of this alliance and its objectives. He said a powerful political figure is tipped to be the leader of this alliance.

He further said, the Mahajana Eksath Peramuna, National Freedom Front, Democratic Left Front, the Pivithuru Hela Urumaya and several other political parties and organizations connected to the UPFA, as well as a group from the Sri Lanka Freedom Party, are expected to join this new alliance. He added that the name of the Alliance, the symbol and the names of office-bearers in the alliance will shortly be announced.

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