The United National Party (UNP) has decided to ban UNP members from taking part in the launch of the new political alliance by former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka.
Fonseka had announced that the political alliance will be launched on October 18 and its main aim will be to overthrow the government.
The UNP Working Committee which met today had decided not to allow UNP members from taking part in the launch.
UNP members Karu Jayasuriya and Palitha Range Bandara had attended a press conference this week where Fonseka announced the launch of his new political alliance.
Bandara had told the local media this week that a large number of UNP parliamentarians, Provincial Council and local government members would attend the rally on October 18. (Colombo Gazette)