Former UNP General Sec Thissa Aththanayaka & Jayantha Kategoda from DP pledge support to President.
Former UNP General Secretary Thissa Attanayake and Democratic Party MP Jayantha Katagoda who defected this morning, later pledged their support to President Mahinda Rajapaksa in the forthcoming presidential election.
Accordingly Tissa Attanayake and Jayantha Katagoda met President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees this afternoon.
MP Tissa Attanayake who arrived at Temple Trees was welcomed by Minister Dinesh Gunawardana and MP Namal Rajapaksa.
SLFP General Secretary Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, Treasurer Dallas Alahapperuma and Senior Deputy Chairman Nimal Siripala de Silva were also present.
Amid rounds of applause by parliamentarians, ministers and other supporters, MPs Tissa Attanayake and Jayantha Katagoda met the President and pledged their support for his victory.
Later both defected MPs joined the President in a luncheon.