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* NUA leader Ashraff joins Sri Lanka Freedom Party
Thu, Feb 18, 2010, 07:36 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 18, Colombo: Ms. Ferial Ashraff, the leader of the National Unit Alliance (NUA), a constituent party of the ruling United People's Freedom Front and Minister of Housing and Construction and 250 supporters of the Minister received Sri Lanka Freedom Party membership from the President Mahinda Rajapaksa today at the Temple Trees.

Ferial Ashraff is the widow of late Mohammed Ashraff, founder of the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC).

Former United National Party parliamentarian from Sammanthurai A.M.M Naushad also received the membership in SLFP today from the President.

Former General Secretary of the National Freedom Front (NFF) Nandana Gunathilaka also took the SLFP party membership. He was appointed as Kalutara District organizer from SLFP after he obtained the membership.

General Secretary of SLFP, Minister Maithripala Sirisena, Ministers D.M. Jayaratna and, A.H.M. Fowzie were also present at the occasion

(Pictures by Nalin Hewapathirana)

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