Nov 14, Colombo: Mano Ganeshan, the leader of Democratic People’s Front (DPF), a minor political party of Sri Lanka, says the main opposition United National party (UNP) should adhere to the agreement reached during the last general election to give a parliamentary seat.
He said that the DPF should have received a National List slot from the UNP at the last general election in 2010.
However, Ganeshan, denying speculation that the DPF and the UNP has reached a new agreement where the DPF would support the UNP at the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) in exchange for a parliamentary seat, told Colombo Page there was no such agreement, but the UNP needed to adhere to the agreement reached between the two parties earlier in 2010.
He said the DPF has requested the UNP to give the chairmanship of several standing committees of the CMC that are won by the UNP.
Ganeshan observed that the DPF would be given the chairmanship of four standing committees in the CMC out of the 12 won by the UNP.
However, the newly elected committees would be operational only till the end of the year and new standing committees would have to be appointed for next year.
The DPF maintains that it would act independently in the CMC and decide on tis support to the UNP on a case by case basis.