When contacted by us regarding this decision, the General Secretary of the JHU Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka confirmed the relevant matter.
Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka was appointed as the UNF organiser for Maharagama, it was reported.
Greater advantage for the UNP
The minister further added that at the elections scheduled to be held in January, no party will be able to receive a complete majority as it will be held under a mixed electoral system.
Hence, parties will definitely have to join together to establish power and this system would definitely be problematic in the long run, he said.
He said in comparison to the other parties, the UNP could obtain some majority at this election but it would not be a significant advantage and pointed out that power will have to be established under a very unstable footing.
Minister Ranawaka further said that although there is an attempt to use this system for the parliamentary elections as well, it is something that will have to be reconsidered.