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* Former Army Commander's party not to join Sri Lanka's main opposition coalition for elections
Fri, Dec 13, 2013, 09:24 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 13, Colombo: The Democratic Party led by the former Army Commander of Sri Lanka Sarath Fonseka has decided not to join the coalition formed by the main opposition United National Party (UNP) to contest the Western Provincial Council election to be held next year.

Democratic Party sources were quoted in the local media as saying that the party has decided against joining the UNP's coalition for the Western Provincial Council election.

The party plans to contest the Western PC election independently.

The Democratic Party says that it could win over 10 seats by contesting separately at the elections.

Meanwhile, the Democratic People's Front headed by Mano Ganeshan has also decided to contest separately at the Western Provincial Council election without joining the UNP coalition.

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