Speaking on this regard, secretary of the party - Sugath Hewapathirana said, "There is talk that Sajith Premadasa is attempting to contest the elections under the 'heart' symbol. But my party was registered much earlier. Therefore, this belongs to me. All related documents including the party constitution are with me. I can prove this when it is required."
Last year, the Patriotic United National Party had also come to an agreement to back the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna.