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Saturday, 11 June 2016 - 13:00
UPFA expands; Thondaman and Athaulla join Alliance
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President Maithripala Sirisena has signed an agreement with 15 political parties this morning.   

A party leader who signed the agreement told our news team that the signing of the agreement took place at the President’s House.   

During a meeting between the UPFA Executive Council and the President held at the President’s House yesterday, approval was granted to expand the alliance.   

Following the meeting of the Executive Council which was held yesterday, Southern provincial council Chief Minister Shan Wijelal de Silva revealed to the media that Arumugam Thondaman’s Ceylon Workers’ Congress and A.L.M. Athaulla’s National Congress intend to join the UPFA.    

Accordingly, the relevant agreement was signed by 15 political parties today.   

The party leaders who signed the agreement noted that the decision for expansion was taken aiming the upcoming local government election.   

Former Minister Arumugam Thondaman’s Ceylon Workers’ Congress, MP Douglas Devananda’s E.P.D.P, and A.L.M. Athaulla’s National Congress are among the parties that signed the agreement with the President.

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