23 Opposition candidates contesting the Local Government polls are supporting the United People’s Freedom Alliance.
Also two UNP members contesting for the Weligama Pradeshiya Sabha have joined the Freedom Alliance pledging support for the programmes mooted by the President.
The UNP candidates R.D. Jayantha Kumara and R.P. Manoj Tharanga met the President at Temple Trees and pledged to support the Freedom Alliance. They claimed that the UNP had no future due to clash between Ranil Wickremasinghe and Sajith Premadasa. Ministers Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena and Dulles Alahapperuma were present.