15 UPFA MPs to support UNF

Fifteen United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) candidates have consented to back the United National Front (UNF) for Good Governance to form the next government, if the need for a national government arises, Plantation Minister and UNF group leader for Kandy District, Lakshman Kiriella, said. In an interview with the Sunday Observer, he said there were no apprehensions about the UNF’s victory at the August 17 polls but that an understanding has been reached with some members of the UPFA to join UNF if they fall short of the numbers. “We…

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UPFA backs solution under 13th Amendment?

The United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) says it supports a political solution to address the National issue, under the 13th Amendment to the constitution. UPFA member and candidate at the Parliamentary election, Dr. Charitha Herath, said that the UPFA proposes a unitary Sri Lanka with powers shared with the provinces under the 13th Amendment which were refused under the rule of Mahinda. Mahinda promised the world leaders that he will implement more than the current 13th amendment if he is allowed to kill the LTTE and more than 40,000 Tamil civilians in…

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If Mahinda wins the ‘killings will become an accidental death’.

Kurunegala district UPFA candidate and ex-president Mahinda Rajapaksa said he would probe the killing of ruggerite Wassim Thajudeen if his party was elected to office at the general election. The killing took place in 2012 when Mahinda was in power and such killing was normal during his rule hence the killings were never probed to by the police as they knew these abductions and killings were done with the blessing of the Mahindas close associates and even if the killers were arrested they were ordered to be released by Rajapakshas…

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