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SLPP signs MOU with 10 political parties

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with 10 political parties to form a new political alliance. These 10 parties were previously not in the Joint Opposition.

None of them in Parliament. The signing of the MoU took place at the official residence of Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa at Wijerama Mawatha, Colombo.

Hemakumara Nanayakkara of the Mawbima Janatha Party, General Secretary of the Lanka Kamkaru Eksath Peramuna S. Sathasivam, Thamila Eksath Nidahas Peramuna led by Vinayagamoorthy Muralitharan, Ilawar Democratic Front led by Saravana Bhavanadan Dushshanth, Muslim Ulama Party led by Mubarak Abdul Majeed, Chief Secretary of Liberal Party Kamal Nishshanka, Chief Secretary of Nawa Sihala Urumaya Sarath Manamendra, Secretary of Democratic National Movement Aruna De Silva, Chief Secretary of Eksath Lanka Maha Sabhawa Jayantha Kulathunga and the President of Bhumiputhra Party Sarath Wijerathne signed the MOU. SLPP General Secretary Sagara Kariyawasam signed the MOU for the SLPP.

THe Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and the SLPP have not reached an agreement yet.

Former President and Kurunegala District MP Mahinda Rajapaksa said the government has no right or mandate to change the Constitution at this stage.

“That can only be done by the next government that comes to power. We do not want to talk about the anarchical political situation in the country today. All communities have fear for their lives and safety. Today one cannot go to temple, church, mosque and kovil freely. People are living in fear and suspicion,” he said.


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