UPFA MP Perumal Rajathurai defects to UNP

by Zacki Jabbar

Nuwara Eliya District UPFA MP Perumal Rajathurai joined the United National Party(UNP) yesterday.

Assistant Leader of the UNP Ravi Karunanayake told "The Island" that Perumal who was a member of the CWC on receiving his membership from UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe had pledged to work for the victory of the Joint Oppositions candidate at the Presidential Election scheduled for January 8.

He, predicted that the UPFA MPs defection would be the first of many from Up County parties affiliated to the government, despite it claiming their unstinted support.

Among those present to welcome Perumal were the UNP Leadership Council Chairman Karu Jayasuriya, Chairman Kabir Hashim, MP Ajith P.Perera and Ravi Karunanayake.


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