The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) defectors today signed their nomination papers to contest the Parliamentary elections to contest under the elephant symbol of the United National Party.
Among the key SLFP defectors who signed the nomination papers are Ministers Rajitha Senaratne, Arjuna Ranatunga and M.K.D.S Gunawardena.
The signing of the nomination papers took place after the group had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the United National Party at Temple Trees.
Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) General Secretary Patali Champika Ranawaka also signed his nominations papers to contest under the elephant symbol.
Senaratne signed the nominations to contest from Kalutara, Ranatunga from Gampaha and Ranawaka from Colombo. (Colombo Gazette)