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A collegial leadership of ten members is proposed for the new political front to be formed by the United National Party (UNP) along with the like-minded parties such as Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC), the Jathika Hela Urumya (JHU) and the Tamil Progressive Alliance (TPA), it is learnt.

The constitution of the new alliance called ‘Democratic National Front’ has already been drafted. It will have a collegial leadership. The UNP will have the chairmanship of this leadership body.

A political source told Daily Mirror that the front would be formed in view of elections pending next year.

“There is a body of leaders to take decisions instead of a single individual calling the shots,” a political source said.

The political parties are gearing up for elections. The Presidential Election will have to be declared by October 9, next year.

Besides, there are talks along the political parties to pass a resolution in Parliament calling for a snap general election.(Kelum Bandara)


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  • Sunil Monday, 31 December 2018 08:49 AM

    Too many cooks, spoil the soup.

    Citizen Perera Monday, 31 December 2018 12:33 PM

    Exactly...this will be another "Yahapalanya" type soup

    Unchikun Monday, 31 December 2018 09:08 AM

    UNP needs only one reform to win elections. Change its leader who is no more "Mr. Clean". The guy is now "Mr. Bond".

    007 Monday, 31 December 2018 10:05 AM

    He is not Bond - Bond Is in Singapore. And Many Small Bonds with in the Party.. So clean Bowled in 2020 Elections....

    Casanova Monday, 31 December 2018 11:44 AM

    Yup,Mr, Bond, with 00 s in the front and 7 at the back.

    shivi Monday, 31 December 2018 02:38 PM

    How about pent house bond. he will not know he is bond

    Labby Monday, 31 December 2018 10:11 AM

    No mention of names of this Collegial Leadership ?

    Rasheed Monday, 31 December 2018 10:49 AM

    Definitely, the majority will be from Butterfly group.

    DG Monday, 31 December 2018 10:11 AM

    Over and above there has to be ONE leader otherwise will not work. Such arrangements in the past never worked.

    UNP Voter Monday, 31 December 2018 10:41 AM

    R W upto his usual Old tricks. He is a loser! If UNP does not have a new Leader latest 3 months before the next national election the party is FINITO!

    UNPer Monday, 31 December 2018 10:55 AM

    These are ruses by Ranil to retain the leadership of the Party to himself.This is understandable to any mut, as, Ranil has to be in control of the Party and manipulate things so that matters concerning the BOND SCAM could find an escape route?

    Neil Monday, 31 December 2018 11:13 AM

    The previous systems of one man running the show has not worked for Sri Lanka for 70 years. The voice of minorities should be heard and I am glad the Muslims and Tamils are represented in the new front. Tamils have been badly discriminated by the previous regimes. SWRD promised a federal government for Tamils but never fulfilled. I trust the new political front has the determination to find an ever-lasting solution to all the problems we are facing.

    patriot Monday, 31 December 2018 11:22 AM

    RW should be rewarded with a LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT award and then send him to retirement.

    samson Monday, 31 December 2018 11:42 AM

    Nothing will happen to the alliance unless junior bond step down and have a different leader.

    Gayan Monday, 31 December 2018 01:26 PM

    Hats off to RW for his ability to fool people.

    Chux Monday, 31 December 2018 02:10 PM

    It is again going Royal collegerial leaderships

    mario Monday, 31 December 2018 02:27 PM

    Old Recipe in new sauce


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