Ganeshan breaks ranks with CWC

By Franklin R. Satyapalan

Parliamentarian Prabha Ganeshan has pulled out his party Democratic National Front from the Alliance with the Ceylon Workers Congress (CWC) over disagreement on the number of slots to be given to his party to contest the forthcoming PC polls from the districts of Colombo and Kaluthara under the CWC banner.

When contacted the Leader of the CWC Deputy Minister Mutthu Sivalingam said that several parties including Parliamentarian Prabha Ganeshan’s outfit had expressed willingness to contest jointly under the CWC banner in the districts of Kalutara and Colombo whilst they supported the UPFA in all the other districts where the elections were to be held.

He said that former Upcountry People’s Front Parliamentarian and Deputy Minister P. P. Radhakrishnan, who joined the CWC, had been appointed Vice President of the CWC and entrusted the task of forging a strong alliance.

The appointed CWC Vice President P. P. Radhakrishnan, contacted for comment, said that several parties including the Sri Lanka Indian Origin Front (SLIOF) led by Annamalai Muthappan Chettiar, the Telungu Congress led by S. Paneerchelvan and the Democratic People’s Front Led by Parliamentarian Prabha Ganeshan had expressed willingness to contest together but Prabha had wanted to leave the alliance at the last minute without giving any valid reason.

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