Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Coalition party of Sri Lankan government to contest Uva PC separately
Tue, Jul 29, 2014, 01:27 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 29, Colombo: The National Freedom Front (NFF), a coalition party of Sri Lanka's ruling United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) has decided to contest the upcoming elections to the Uva Provincial Council separately.

The NFF leader Minister Wimal Weerawansa told a media conference today the decision was taken because ruling UPFA is devoid of integrity and lack inter party consensus.

According to political sources, a dispute has arisen between the ruling alliance and the NFF since the UPFA has decided to 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.

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 Moneragala District organizer Padma Udayashantha Gunasekara told media that he will not contest from the UPFA if the alliance nominates Wengappuli.

** Related Story :: Coalition party may split from Sri Lanka\'s ruling alliance over nominations to Uva PC election

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Large scale Kerala Cannabis dealer arrested in Galewela
-- [8 hours ago]
A new full cabinet will be sworn in next week - Minister Rajitha
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka trade mission visits UAE to promote domestic tourism
Hatch Kalam: The first maker and co-worker space in Jaffna
Senior Laboratory Manager of Horana rubber factory arrested over deaths in ammonia tank
Rs. 485 mn worth dry rations for drought hit people in Puttalam
Sri Lanka to remove unauthorized constructions on coastal belt
Sri Lanka PM calls for expansive private sector ties with Iran
CID investigations reveal that same person directed all high profile crimes during previous regime
US human rights report says Sri Lanka military and police harass civilians with impunity

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.