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Inaugural rally of JO backed political front on Oct. 8

 The inaugural rally of a new political front headed by the Joint Opposition is slated to be held at Eheliyagoda town on October 8, Parliamentarian Pavithra Wanniarachchi revealed yesterday.

Speaking to the media in Colombo, Wanniarachchi said that the aim of the new political front was to unseat the current regime.
“This government misled the people with false promises. Today they are dancing to the tune of some western countries. The government has become highly unpopular and people are looking for an alternative. Our new front will fill this void,” she said. The Ratnapura district parliamentarian also predicted that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa will attend the event. She also said that a number of political parties will join the new front including a large group of SLFP politicians.

Wanniarachchi said the Sri Lanka Freedom Party was currently in a very weak state due to the party’s marriage to the United National Party to form a national government.

“If people are thrown out of their parties, they have no alternative but to form a new political party. Everyone has the responsibility to form a strong opposition,” she stressed in an obvious reference to the SLFP leadership’s decision to remove some electoral organisers affiliated to the JO.
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