It is said that district committees of this new front are to be formed next week.
Discussions between Basil Rajapaksa and the Muslim factions to resolve issues have failed and permission was granted for them to form a separate front.
However, speaking to media afterwards on this regard, Mr. Rajapaksa had said, "We were repeatedly told by the Muslim masses to accept their brotherhood. We are preparing to do this very thing. The Sri Lanka Podujana Muslim Peramuna will be formed to rise as the largest Muslim front in the country, with the maximum backing of our parliamentary group and group of provincial councillors."