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43rd Brigade and Nawa Lanka Freedom Party to contest LG poll together

The 43rd Brigade led by MP Patali Champika Ranawaka and the Nawa Lanka Freedom Party (NLFP) led by MP Kumara Welgama entered into an agreement yesterday to jointly contest the upcoming Local Government (LG) Elections, for several LG Bodies. Speaking to the media following the event,   MP Ranawaka said that a broader political force would be created following the LG Elections.

He stressed that the LG Elections would provide an opportunity for the public to show their anger and displeasure at the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) led by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, for leading the country to bankruptcy.“The upcoming LG Elections is a democratic opportunity for the people to voice their displeasure against the corrupt coterie, which is responsible for the downfall of our economy.

Even though the people took direct action to chase away the Government led by former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in 2022, the same group is still trying to cling on to power, disregarding the public anger towards them,” he said.“We did not create the 43rd Brigade as a political party, but considering the current state-of-affairs in the country we have decided to convert it to a new political party. However, time is not enough to do that before the LG Elections. Therefore, we hope to launch it after the Elections,” he added.

Describing MP Ranawaka as an intrepid politician, MP Welgama said that his Party is glad to work in unison with the 43rd Brigade, adding that their common goal is to unseat the SLPP.



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