The United Left Front (ULF) formed by breakaway groups of the Lanka Sama Samaja Party, the Communist Party and the Democratic Left Front, will contest the upcoming general elections with the UNP led alliance, its chairman Dr. Jayampathy Wickramaratne said.
In a statement issued to the media, the ULF said that it will align itself with the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) breakaway faction which "is opposed to the candidature of Mahinda Rajapaksa."
"The United Left Front (ULF) which was formed by sections of the Lanka Sama Samaja Party, the Communist Party of Sri Lanka and the Democratic Left Front supported the Common Candidate, Maithripala Sirisena, at the last Presidential election. It has decided to align itself with the section of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party that is opposed to the candidature of Mahinda Rajapaksa" the statement said.
It that despite the alliance it intends to maintain its 'political identity', and has decided to join the alliance in order to prevent the re-emergence of 'authoritarianism'.
"Accordingly, while maintaining its separate political identity, the United Left Front will contest the forthcoming Parliamentary elections under the umbrella of the United National Front for Good Governance in order to consolidate the victory of 08 January and prevent the re-emergence of the authoritarian regime that the people of Sri Lanka defeated," the statement said.
Keerthi Kariyawasam, a member of the Western Provincial Council, will contest from the Kalutara District while Dr. Jayampathy Wickramaratne and Raja Uswetakeiyawa will be on the national list of the United National Front for Good Governance, the statement added.
Mahinda is going to win the election as the majority of the people have realized that they made a mistake on the last presidential polls.
hansro Monday, 13 July 2015 09:34 AM
Good news for all UNP supporters. Marxist old guard should be replaced by center left liberals.
Ryan Hudson Tuesday, 14 July 2015 12:44 PM
Another federal raven of american embasy
Katie Monday, 13 July 2015 09:47 AM
Onlooker Monday, 13 July 2015 09:47 AM
Well done. Real leftists do not wants crooks back in power.
Sapu Monday, 13 July 2015 10:39 AM
Sikuru forgot the Volkswagen factory that will be built thanx to Ranil
nandanee Sunday, 12 July 2015 11:03 PM
IT IS BY CHOICE AND NOT BY CHANCES THAT WE CHANGE OUR CIRCUMSTANCES.” ― Nadia Sahari, Breakaway: How I Survived Abuse
rasan Monday, 13 July 2015 01:14 AM
Sri Lankans have another opportunity on Aug. 17 to decide whether to retun or not:- White Van Abduction- Extra Judicial Killings- Suppress Freedom of Speech- Corruption- Family politics
Olive Monday, 13 July 2015 03:09 AM
You must be dreaming in technicolout !!
Gamini Monday, 13 July 2015 03:14 AM
Good move, Jayawewa
Piyal Monday, 13 July 2015 05:07 AM
Damien,The majority of the people who voted against MR at the last Presidential election and a fair number of people who voted for him due to ignorance of the real misdeeds of the MR regime and those who voted after received giveaways, are going to vote against MR this time ratifying January 8th revolution. Piyal
Lakshman De Silva Monday, 13 July 2015 05:58 AM
The so called self appointed constitutional expert that misled the constitutional amendments contrary to the Constitution! The rel constitutional expert is Dr. Lakshman Indranath Keerthisingha, the emminant lawyer
Darm Monday, 13 July 2015 12:10 PM
Who is this joker? Could he ever get elected to parliament through an election? These guys are paid by their western masters in dollars and euros, and they come in different colours and fancy agendas.
Sikuru Monday, 13 July 2015 07:38 AM
Yes everyone who voted MR has realized they made mistake seeing all the development carried out by Ranil in just 6months and even more are coming over 46 economic zones are to be built under the UNP can MR do such thing?
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