More UNP and JVP activists have joined the UPFA extending support for the development programme of the government.
150 members of the UNP and JVP in Bandarawela left those parties and joined the UPFA. They obtained UPFA membership from Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva. Meanwhile a large number of UNP activists in Hiriyala, Kurunegala received party membership from Minister Salinda Dissanayaka at a meeting held in Ganewatta. They said that the UNP lacks proper leadership and the decision to join the UPFA was made as they wanted to extend support for the rural development programme of the government.