The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) says it has not reached any agreement with the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) on a new alliance.
Opposition Parliamentarian Shehan Semasinghe said that there was no truth to reports that both sides had agreed on a name for the new alliance.
SLFP Parliamentarian and United People’s Freedom Alliance General Secretary Mahinda Amaraweera had said this week that they agreed on the name ‘Sri Lanka Nidahas Podujana Peramuna’ for the proposed alliance.
However both sides have not yet agreed on forming the alliance and if they will contest as an alliance at the next election.
Semasinghe, however, said that while talks between the SLPP and SLFP were going ahead, there was no agreement reached related to the new alliance.
He said that the SLPP was not prepared to form an alliance on the condition that President Maithripala Sirisena will be the next Presidential candidate.