The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) today announced it is due to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Common candidate Maithripala Sirisena within the next few days, after which they would be actively involved in his campaign.
JHU member Venerable Athuraliye Rathana thera speaking to Daily Mirror said Mr. Sirisena has given a positive response concerning the proposals they made in order to create a transformation and ensure good governance in Sri Lanka and therefore his party decided to pledge their support to the Common Opposition movement.
“We will be signing an MoU within the next couple of days, after which the JHU will be actively campaigning for Mr. Sirisena,” Rathana thera added.
Before quitting the coalition government, the JHU present the same proposals to the President to which they did not receive a positive response. It was one of the main grounds on which the party decided to part ways with the UPFA.
During a media briefing held a few days ago to announce on which candidate they would be supporting, JHU frontliner Patali Champika Ranawaka said the government has run of chances to work together with his party and said ‘the doors of the JHU are closed to the government’. (Lakna Paranamanna)