CWC,UPF to contest under UNP's symbol

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 23 October 2001, 13:35 GMT]
The Ceylon Workers Congress (CWC) and Upcountry People's Front (UPF) Tuesday decided to contest the forthcoming general election in alliance with the main opposition United National Party (UNP). "Candidates of both parties would contest under the UNP's election symbol 'Elephant', CWC and UPF sources said.

This decision was taken at a conference held Tuesday in Colombo between the leaders of the UNP, CWC and UPF.

CWC and UPF candidates would contest Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Matale, and Badulla and Colombo electoral districts under the UNP's elephant symbol, party sources said.

Mr.Arumugam Thondaman of CWC, Mr.P.Chandrasekaran of UPF and Mr.Ranil Wickremasinghe of UNP would sign the Memorandum of Understanding Thursday following an agreement reached Tuesday, sources said.

Messrs Arumugam Thondaman, M.S.Sellasamy R.Yogarajan and P.Chandrasekaran on behalf of CWC and UPF, Messrs Ranil Wickremasinghe, Gamini Atukorale and Ravi Karunanayaka on behalf of UNP attended Tuesday's talks.

The CWC and UPF were constituents of the ruling Peoples' Alliance till the dissolution of the parliament on October 10 midnight this year. CWC's leader Mr.Arumugam Thondaman resigned his minister post one day before the dissolution of parliament.

 

Latest 15 Reports
23.03.21 12:41   Photo
No focus on Tamil genocide, geopolitics gets played out in Geneva in favour of QUAD formation
21.03.21 13:34   Photo
Navi Pillay explains ‘human rights’ limitations in Geneva on Tamil genocide
15.03.21 20:36   Photo
Deceived Tamil activists in UK falsely claimed ‘substantial changes’ to Zero draft
09.03.21 21:34   Photo
UK repeatedly wronged Tamils says hunger-striker, demands genocide justice
26.02.21 11:53   Photo
Tamils witness false dilemma in Geneva as geopolitical formations pit against each other
19.02.21 14:02   Photo
UK not prepared to push for ICC option in new UNHRC Resolution
07.02.21 23:16   Photo
Unprecedented P2P uprising paves the way for rights-oriented politics of Tamils and Muslims
22.01.21 08:01   Photo
Gotabaya sets up deceptive COI citing ‘sovereignty’ and ‘non-aligned’ foreign policy
18.01.21 23:44   Photo
Tamil activists resisted three sources of outside influence while drafting demands to UNHRC
16.01.21 11:03  
Tamil national parties demand UN to inquire into crime of genocide and set up IIIM
09.01.21 09:37   Photo
Demolition of Tamil genocide monument, fourth emblematic trauma since 1974: Rev Fr Sakthivel
08.01.21 23:51   Photo
Colombo destroys Mu'l'livaaykkaal memorial monument at Jaffna University
07.01.21 11:22   Photo
With emphasis on genocide, Suresh calls for ICC-referral, IIIM and referendum
07.01.21 00:04   Photo
Boyle prefers IIIM demand over ICC-referral, says specific reference to genocide essential
06.01.21 14:26  
Indian Minister of External Affairs Jaishankar trades off Tamils’ sovereign rights
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=6408