More UNP crossovers from Polonnaruwa, Anuradhapura and Ratnapura
United National Party members who have left the party and joined the Alliance say that neither the country nor the people will benefit from the party.
A large group from the United National Party and the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna from Hingurakgoda in Polonnaruwa has joined the United People’s Freedom Alliance. The group which joined in a public meeting at Kimbulawala in Hingurakgoda under the patronage of Minister Maithripala Sirisena secured membership of the Alliance. Deputy Ministers Siripala Gamlath and Chandrasiri Sooriyarachchi and Parliamentarian Roshan Ranasinghe were among those who addressed the meeting.
In his speech, Minister Sirisena told the people that as voters they will have to consider whether casting their votes to the United National Party at this poll would either be beneficial to them or the country. It was this Government that re-opened the Paddy Marketing Board that was closed down by the UNP. He claimed that after being elected through the votes of the people and taking over the Agriculture Ministerial Portfolio, he told the President that the Moragahakanda dream of the people should be made a reality. It was work has now been launched. He added that it would be solution to the drought issue./
Meanwhile, a large group of die hard United National Party supporters from Liyanekkanda area in Kalawana has joined the Freedom Alliance. The group secured membership of the Freedom Alliance from Deputy Minister Premalal Jayasekara and Parliamentarian Janaka Wakkumbura at a ceremony organized for the commissioning of an electrification scheme in the area.
Many United National Party activists from the Horowpathana electorate in Anuradhapura have also crossed over to the Freedom Alliance. They secured membership of the Alliance at a public meeting held under the patronage of Minister S.M. Chandrasena at Ellawewa in Galenbindunuwewa.