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* Wife of late SLFP-M wing deputy leader joins SLFP
Fri, Mar 5, 2010, 11:41 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 05, Colombo: Dilrukshi Sooriyarachchi, the wife of former SLFP (Mahajana) Wing Deputy Leader, late Sripathi Sooriyarachchi, met President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday (04) at the Temple Trees and joined the Sri Lankan Freedom Party.

Ms. Sooriyarachchi said she was disappointed by the lack of a stable programme or a vision of the UNP leadership and decided to be part of the President's team.

She pledged to lend support to the ruling United People's Freedom Alliance at the upcoming general election in April to strengthen the alliance using the organizational structure developed by her late husband.

Ms. Sooriyarachchi was the leader of the Gampaha district of the SLFP- M wing faction and a candidate of the UNP at the upcoming general election.

(Picture by Chandana Perera)

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