The United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) today launched a pledge with the participation of leaders and representatives of 31 political parties affiliated to the UPFA for the upcoming elections under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena.
The ‘Pledge for Freedom’ for good governance free of fraud and corruption was presented to the Maha Sangha including others religious leaders by the President.
Expressing his views the President said that he will not consider political differences or relative relationships in his journey to build a clean and pure political culture for the future of the nation.
President Sirisena said that through the local government election the SLFP expects to create a sincere, novel political faction which does not bow down to the fraud, corruption and waste as well as who loves the motherland and its people.
He also said that no person in the field of politics must have a personal agenda but instead a common agenda for the future of the country, nation and the people.
“The ability to hold the local government elections under the new mixed electoral system is a great achievement, and the approach to a good political culture will be achieved through this system,” the President said adding recalling the struggle made for this during the past two years within the Government as well as in the opposition.
The ‘Pledge for Freedom ’ declared by the United People’s Freedom Alliance is a concept for the betterment of the country and the nation, as well as for the future generations. The President said that through this concept a group of people necessary for a clear political vision and a clean political movement will emerge in the country.