Two CWC top guns join UNP
Two crossovers won’t affect us , says CWC

Deputy Education Minister M. Sachithanandan and National Organiser of the Ceylon Workers Congress R. Yogarajan resigned from the CWC and joined the UNP yesterday.

They said they would support the candidature of Sarath Fonseka.

He said: "I have been in the CWC for 32 years and am the Deputy Chairman of the party. But, today we are disappointed with the current leadership of the party. The leader acts according to his whims and fancies with no heed for the needs of his party and community. There is no point in my being with the CWC anymore. We, therefore, decided to join the UNP," Sachithanandan said.

Sachithanandan said that as Deputy Education Minister he had not been able to do anything for his community.

Earlier this month, the CWC offered its unconditional support to President Mahinda Rajapaksa for the Presidential election to be held on January 26.

Contacted by The Island for comment, President of the CWC and Deputy Minister of Estate Infrastructure Muthu Sivalingam said the party’s support was unconditional, but President Rajapaksa knew what they needed. However, the estate workers’ wage hike would be discussed once Rajapaksa was re-elected for a second term, he said. The crossover of only two members would not affect the mighty CWC in any way, he said.

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