Colombo, July 26 (BAN/ AD): 10 political parties have signed MoU with Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) as per reports. These 10 political parties are not politically aligned with the Joint Opposition thus far and are also not represented in the Parliament.
The MoU was signed at the residence of Leader of Opposition Mahinda Rajapaksa at Wijerama Mawatha, Colombo.
The 10 political parties are as follows:
- Mawbima Janatha Pakshaya
- Lanka Kamkaru Eksath Peramuna
- Thamila Eksath Nidahas Peramuna
- Elawar Democratic Party
- Muslim Ulama Party
- Liberal Party
- Nawa Sihala Urumaya
- Prajathanrawadi Jathika Viyaparaya
- Eksath Lanka Maha Sabhawa
- Bhoomiputra Party
The MoU is important as upcoming presidential election is nearing. Press conference was held at the Head Office of the SLPP in Nelum Mawatha, and Parliamentarian Dilum Amunugama spoke of the new alliance that is to be formed with 10 political parties. Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and the SLPP have not reached an agreement so far.