The UNP still has the opportunity to contest under a broad alliance to rescue democracy said Genral Secretary of Democratic National Alliance (DNA) and former Parliamentarian Vijithe Herath. He said Gen. Sarath Fonseka, in spite of being arbitrarily detained, requested through Ms. Anoma Fonseka for the UNP, the JVP and other parties to contest under a single front. Mr. Herath said this addressing the inaugural press conference of the DNA held today.
Speaking further Mr. Herath said, “Gen. Fonseka who contributed immensely to develop democracy and good governance is being imprisoned; democratic rights have been denied to him. Hence, time has come for everybody to unite to fight for democracy and good governance. A colossal power and a gigantic strength should be mobilized to defeat the present undemocratic regime. The decision by the UNP to contest under the ‘elephant’ symbol is a barrier for this. However, we have been able to rally all those who cherish democracy and build a single front under the leadership of Gen. Sarath Fonseka to fight for democracy and good governance. Accordingly, we would contest the forthcoming general election under ‘Trophy.’ Gen. Sarath Fonseka will contest from Colombo District.”
Source: Lanka Truth