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* Coalition parties of Sri Lankan government raise concerns over ruling alliance's path
Thu, Jul 31, 2014, 10:12 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 31, Colombo: A coalition party of the Sri Lankan government, Jathika Hela Urumaya said today that the party is worried about the path the ruling United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) has taken.

Addressing a JHU media briefing, party national organizer Nishantha Sri Warnasinghe said that the UPFA hierarchy had not adequately enlightened the coalition parties regarding certain nationally important decisions.

"We are sorry that there is no discussion, dialogue or consultation with the coalition partners of the UPFA regarding nationally important decisions," Warnasinghe said.

He pointed out that the JHU was not aware of the motives of the South African special representative Cyril Ramposa's recent visit to the island.

He also said that the government had not discussed with the coalition parties about appointing an investigation committee pertaining to the alleged war crime charges and also about appointing three foreign experts to the committee.

Warnasinghe noted that one of these three members took part in the probe against the Liberian President who was sentenced for 50 years in prison.

"The government itself has set the noose on its neck before Pillay does it," Warnasinghe lamented.

The JHU yesterday said that it wouldn't contest the forthcoming Uva Provincial Council polls on the UPFA ticket.

Another coalition party, the National Freedom Front led by Minister Wimal Weerawansa announced yesterday that it will contest Uva Provincial Council polls separately.

Speaking to media, the Minister said yesterday that the party has decided to contest the polls separately to protest the ruling party's failure to implement the 12 proposals the NFF presented for government reforms and failure to build the unity among the coalition parties.

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