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SLPP and SLFP to contest general election under new alliance

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) today handed over the documents to the Election Commission to register a new political alliance named ‘Sri Lanka Nidahas Podujana Sandanaya’ to contest the upcoming General Elections.

SLFP General Secretary Dayasiri Jayasekara and SLPP General Secretary Sagara Kariyawasam, speaking to the media outside the Election Commission premises after submitting the documents, said the Leader of the new alliance would be SLPP Leader and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and the Chairman would be SLFP Leader and former President Maithripala Sirisena.

They said the new alliance comprised of nine political parties would contest the upcoming General Elections from the ‘Flower Bud’ symbol of the SLPP.

Former MP and SLPP National Organizer Basil Rajapaksa has been proposed as the General Secretary of the new alliance, while UPFA General Secretary Mahinda Amaraweera has been proposed as the Deputy General Secretary.

Mahajana Eksath Peramuna (MEP) Leader and Minister Dinesh Gunawardena has been proposed as the Deputy Chairman, while the names of Wimal Weerawansa and Dayasiri Jayasekara have been proposed as National Organizers of the new alliance.   

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