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Mangala, Sripathi will be lost in political wilderness– JVP

Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) leader Somawansa Amarasinghe has declared that one time Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) frontliners and former Ministers Mangala Samaraweera and Sripathi Sooriyarachchi will have absolutely no political future if they align with the country’s main opposition United National Party (UNP) led by Ranil Wickremesinghe. These sentiments were expressed at the party’s polit bureau meeting on Wednesday evening.
The JVP is meanwhile expected to meet the two former Ministers this week in what appeared to be a move to persuade them to join the proposed JVP led alliance and disregard any possible working relationship with the UNP.
“The country will not have a future under the UNP, and the SLFP-Mahajana Wing formed by Samaraweera and Sooriyarachchi must not be duped by the assurances given to them by the UNP leadership,” the JVP leader had said.
Meanwhile, several politicians representing the SLFP, UNP and two other parties have already expressed interest in joining with the proposed JVP led alliance. The politicians include a parliamentarian and provincial councilors. (MM)

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