NFF officially informs UPFA it is withdrawing from the alliance

The National Freedom Front (NFF) has officially informed the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) that it is withdrawing from the alliance.

The NFF informed the UPFA of its decision in writing today.

Meanwhile the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) said that NFF leader Wimal Weerawansa can operate as an independent Member of Parliament (MP) if he does not wish to be part of the UPFA.

Weerawansa had said in Parliament yesterday and today that his party does not want to be part of the UPFA anymore and so must be recognised as an independent political party.

SLFP MP Dayasiri Jayasekera told reporters today that there was never a separate agreement between the NFF and the UPFA.

He said that Weerawansa entered Parliament under the UPFA ticket and since there was no agreement with the NFF there is no need for the NFF to be considered as a separate political party in Parliament.

“They can sit independently if they want like Chandrasiri Gajadeera did. They can sit independently in Parliament,” he said.

Meanwhile, Dayasiri Jayasekera said that the SLFP is discussing its future plans and is preparing to face the next election. (Colombo Gazette)

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