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While claiming they would contest alone at the upcoming General Election, Democratic Party Leader, Field Marshall Sarath Fonseka said they would only join a common political front if there was a real threat of ex-president Mahinda Rajapaksa returning to power.
“If a threat arises where Mahinda Rajapaksa and his associates could return to power, we will join an alliance that would defeat it. That is the only scenario that would compel us to change our stance,” he said at an event held yesterday to appoint new organisers of the party.
Commenting on requests from others parties to join other alliances, he said he had received an invitation from a committee of the President and the United National Party (UNP) had informed them that its Chairman, Malik Samarawickrema, would visit him within the next two days.
“However, we are certain of our stance and we will inform them about our decision. We hope we will be able to secure at least 1 million votes and send about 20 members to Parliament from the party,” he said.
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