Oct 29, 2021

All parties not in parliament to join UPFA on Nov. 11

All parties not represented in Parliament will join the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) on November 11 and all steps will be taken to make the UPFA a strong political force, said the General Secretary of the UPFA, Minister of Environment Mahinda Amaraweera.

The Minister said this during an interview held to recruit electoral organizers and district organizers for the Sri Lanka Freedom Party at the SLFP Headquarters on Wednesday (27). 

Ministers of State Dayasiri Jayasekara and Duminda Dissanayake and Parliamentarian Shan Wijayalal Silva were also present on the occasion.

He also said that discussions will be held with a number of other minor parties during the next few days to make the United People's Freedom Alliance a strong political force in our country.

He further said that the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) is carrying out its organizational activities without any shortcomings and will strengthen the main party of the UPFA, the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), adding that no one who rallies around the SLPA will be rejected. 

 ‘‘In order to win an election, the support of all parties must be obtained. Otherwise, it has been proved that no party can compete and win alone in the current political setup. Governments have always been formed only by forging alliances. Governments, especially those considered to be left-wing, were elected by the UPFA. However, there is no intention to sabotage the present government,” he said refuting allegations that they are attempting to destabilize the government.  

He also said that no decision has been taken to give other privileges to the parties affiliated to the government and seek their support and they would continue to support the government. 

He further said that any party that supports the strengthening of the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) as a political force has the opportunity to join the UPFA, adding that even government or opposition parties can join the UPFA.