Nov 01, 2017

Cabinet spokesmen from UNP, SLFP on contesting LG polls Featured

Leaders of the UNP have expressed agreement to contest selected local government bodies alongside the SLFP under a common symbol, said co-cabinet spokesman Rajitha Senaratne.

He made the claim at the cabinet news briefing today (01).

However, co-cabinet spokesman Dayasiri Jayasekara said he was not aware of such an agreement, and that he would have to inquire from the SLFP.

Senaratne claimed his Beruwala electorate would be contested in that manner, about which both organizers have discussed and would reach a decision today or tomorrow.

Both are willing to contest under a common symbol, just like we did on 08 January 2015, he said.

Senaratne added that UNP leaders told him that they would unite with the SLFP to contest certain urban councils and Pradeshiya Sabhas.

In the meantime, Jayasekara said he could not comment without inquiring from the SLFP.

There may be connections and agreements between the two sides, but that is not a decision taken by our party, he added.

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