The UNP leadership has laid down a condition to Sarath Fonseka that persons sacked from the UNP or facing disciplinary inquiries should not be taken in to his Democratic Party if he wanted to join a joint opposition alliance.
Fonseka is faced with a difficulty by this condition since most of the people supporting him are those who have openly criticized the UNP leadership.
The UNP leadership has informed of this condition to Fonseka through the UNP Secretary after learning that some persons who have been sacked by the party and facing disciplinary inquiries were trying to join the joint opposition alliance through Fonseka’s party in order to contest future elections.
However, the UNP and JVP have already decided not to join an alliance led by Fonseka. UNP Secretary Tissa Attanayake says that since the UNP has already formed an opposition movement called the “Protests by the Opposition,” Fonseka could also join it.
JVP Propaganda Secretary Vijitha Herath says the party does not have any plan to form an alliance with Fonseka and that the JVP would protect its identity and contest future elections separately.