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* Upcountry Tamil leader not to support Sri Lanka's ruling coalition at the next Provincial Council election
Tue, Jul 15, 2014, 07:48 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 15, Colombo: The upcountry Tamil party, National Union of Workers (NUW) led by parliamentarian P. Digambaram is not likely to support the ruling United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) at the upcoming Uva Provincial Council election, political analysts say.

Digambaram's trade union cum party has a strong base in Badulla district among the ethnic Tamil estate worker community and it was highly instrumental for the UPFA to win elections in Badulla district previously.

Nuwara Eliya district MP Digambaram is a breakaway leader of the Ceylon Workers' Congress led by Arumugam Thondaman.

He has demanded a Deputy Minister position for him but the appointment has been delayed due to protest from his rival politician Thondaman.

Meanwhile, sources say that Digambaram has also held discussions with the opposition United National Party (UNP).

Digambaram's NUW was a constituent party of Sri Lanka's main opposition coalition United National Front (UNF), led by the United National Party, at the 2010 elections but he left the opposition coalition and joined the UPFA after a disagreement with the UNF over the national list slots.

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