Posting a picture on his Facebook page, the UNP Deputy Minister Harsha De Silva said; “Just now… with our new alliance partner! What do you have to say?”
The United National Party has decided to contest the Parliamentary election as the United National Front to accommodate Champika Ranawaka and other ex-UPFA MPs contesting under the party ticket. According to the sources, Dr. Rajitha Senaratne, M.K.D.S. Gunawardana, Arjuna Ranatunga, Dr. Sarath Amunugama, Hirunika Premachandra, Champika Ranawaka, Ven. Athuraliye Rathana, S.B. Dissanayake, Reginald Cooray, Piyasena Gamage and Dr. Sudarshini Fernandopully would join the new front.
The UNP Convention today approved the name “United National Front for Good Governance”, the new alliance to contest at the forthcoming General Elections under the elephant symbol.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said the alliance would be registered after the general elections.
Political observers say President Maithripala Sirisena will be compelled to support the good governance front at the Parliamentary election as all his close supporters have aligned themselves with the UNP-led alliance.