MR LOYALISTS PREPARE FOR LG POLLS

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Untitled-4BY KELUM BANDARA

A faction of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) loyal to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was laying groundwork to contest the upcoming local authorities’ election as a third force, it is learnt.

It is learnt that this faction, also consisting of several political parties, will have a separate meetings shortly to discuss further strategies. The group has taken up this position because it is no longer willing to contest elections under the present leadership of Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), which is the key ally of the UPFA. According to sources, the representatives of this faction visited Anuradhapura and Kurunegala on Tuesday to make the preliminary arrangements for the birthday celebration of Mr. Rajapaksa on November 18 near Jayasiri Maha Bodhi.