Somawansa to form new alliance for LG polls

Amarasinghe said that talks will begin early next month to form the new alliance. Former Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) leader Somawansa Amarasinghe is to register a new alliance to contest the next Local Government (LG) elections.He said that the new alliance will be formed by including civil society and trade union representatives. The former JVP leader said that the name of the new alliance and its policies will be decided once the new alliance is formed. Amarasinghe, who was replaced as JVP leader by Anura Kumara Dissanayake, had resigned from the party and later accused the JVP of drifting away from its ideologies. (Colombo Gazette)

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