New political alliance to hold seminars around country

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A new political alliance formed by a group of independent MPs, ‘Uththara Lanka Sabhagaya,’ will hold a series of seminars across the island to address the public’s issues.

This was decided in their first executive meeting recently.

Following the conclusion of the meeting, MP Udaya Gammanpila told the Media that special consideration had been given to women representatives.

He said the Uththara Lanka Sabhagaya is unique in that it has not taken control of other parties, as other major parties have.

“Each party can appoint five members to the executive council. One of them has to be a female member. The Independent MPs’ coalition has decided to hold a series of seminars across the country in response to people’s issues. We would also find out solutions to the burning problems of the public whether the Government does it,” he said.

Meanwhile, MP Vasudeva Nanayakkara pointed out that this would aid in determining solutions for the people and what should be done in the future to avoid negative consequences.

According to MP Wimal Weerawansa, they discussed and decided on the dates for the seminars to be held in district and divisional levels.

The meeting lasted nearly three hours in the Communist Party office, and the party’s future course of action was thoroughly discussed. Suggestions have been made on how to act, particularly in the upcoming elections and what steps should be taken to increase women’s representation in politics.

BY Thameenah Razeek