A UNP candidate along with a group of activists has joined the Freedom Alliance.
UNP candidate Chaminda Peiris who handed over his nomination for the Mihintale Pradeshiya Sabha crossed over to the Alliance. He said that more than 400 UNP members are prepared to ditch the party and joined the Freedom Alliance. Minister S.M. Chandrasena was among those who were present.
Meanwhile, a group of UNP activists in Kehel-ella, Palliya-pitiya and Dunagaha in the Divulapitiya electorate has secured SLFP membership. They included UNP branch members. They said they took this ddcision in view of the programme launched by the current Government to develop the country. The group obtained party membership from Chief Minister of the Western Province Prasanna Ranatunga.