The Jathika Hela Urumaya has decided to break away from the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA).
The decision was made when the party’s main decision making body met last night in Colombo.
The JHU will contest the forthcoming Parliamentary election under the United National Front for Good Governance.
The party has decided to break away from the UPFA as it decided to give nomination to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to contest under the UPFA ticket. JHU General Secretary Patali Champika Ranawaka said the party could not contest under a political front accommodating former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Ranawaka said the party was holding discussions with several other political movements to contest together at the General election under the new ‘Good Governance’ front.