MR says TNA can join the UPFA

President Mahinda Rajapaksa says the door is open even for the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) to join the United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA).

Speaking to newspaper Editors at a breakfast meeting today, the President said that his main aim is to form a united Sri Lanka.

He says he wants to develop the country and is not interested in taking political revenge on anyone.

The President said that he has always maintained that any political party can join the UPFA and that offer stands even for the TNA.

He noted that during the recent provincial council polls the UPFA had obtained votes, not just from the Sinhalese but the Tamils and Muslims as well.

The President says it signified the confidence the people have in the government. (Colombo Gazette)