Merely days after the announcement of the general election, one thousand Tamil National Alliance members in the Ampara District joined the United National Party.
Accordingly, 400 TNA members joined the UNP at a function in Thirukkovil and 600 others joined at a function in Vinayagapuram.
The election will be held on August 17. The TNA will contest alone from the electoral districts in Northern and Eastern Provinces. Meanwhile, the UNP will also contest alone.