By Yohan Perera
The Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) is being launched with the endorsement of the UNP Working Committee, its General Secretary Ranjith Madduma Bandara said yesterday.
Speaking during the launch of the alliance held yesterday at Nelum Pokuna, he said the UNP Working Committee endorsed the formation of the alliance and appointment of opposition leader Sajith Premadasa as its leader.
“The UNP Working Committee has endorsed the forming of Samagi Jana Balawegaya and appointment of Mr. Premadasa as its leader. The Working Committee has also given Mr. Premadasa the right to choose a general secretary to the alliance. We love the UNP and the elephant. These are in our veins. My father laid down his life for the UNP,” he said.