UNP discusses broad alliance under UNF banner


By Zacki Jabbar

The UNP said yesterday that it was in discussions with various parties to strengthen the United National Front in the run-up to the local government elections.

General Secretary of the UNP and  Minister of Public Enterprise Development Kabir Hashim told the media in Colombo that the recent Memorandum of Understanding that the UNP led United National Front (UNF) had entered into with the Democratic Party headed by Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka was part of the ongoing process of broadening the UNF, which had already exhibited its support base at the last Parliamentary Polls.

The UNP was talking to various parties, he said, adding that they were prepared to face any election at any time.

Hashim emphasised that their common objective was to strengthen good governance, the rule of law and achieve speedy development devoid of corruption.

The government intended to hold local polls at the earliest possible date, he added.

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