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* Coalition party may split from Sri Lanka's ruling alliance over nominations to Uva PC election
Sat, Jul 26, 2014, 10:21 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 26, Colombo: Sri Lanka's ruling United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) is likely to experience a rift over the nominations to the Uva Provincial Council elections, party sources say.

According to the sources, a dispute has arisen between the ruling alliance and the coalition party National Freedom Front (NFF) led by Minister Wimal Weerawansa due to the nomination of a former Provincial Councilor, who had defected from the NFF and joined the UPFA recently.

Sources said that the UPFA would grant nomination to former Provincial Councilor of Moneragala district Udayakumara Wengappuli who left NFF and joined the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), the main constituent party of UPFA, in May this year.

Wengappuli contested the 2009 Uva Provincial Council poll under the UPFA banner and was placed eighth in the UPFA list with 23,718 preferential votes.

NFF says that Udayakumara is under a disciplinary probe of the party and therefore the party protests granting him nomination to contest the Uva Provincial Council election.

However, UPFA is in a policy of granting nomination to all the former Provincial Councilors if they have applied, coalition sources say.

NFF has vowed to quit the alliance and contest separately if Udayakumara is granted nomination.

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