Lanka Samasamaja Party, Sri Lanka Communist Party, Sri Lanka People`s Party, Democratic Left Front and Desha Vimukthi Janatha Party that are partners of ruling United People`s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) have decided not to contest to the Eastern Provincial Council with the UPFA.
Sri Lanka Communist Party Deputy General Secretary S. Sudasinghe said to Lanka-e-News that the left parties would contest in an alliance with the Democratic Tamil National Alliance comprised of EPRLF, PLOTE and Tamil United Liberation Front.
Accordingly, the Socialist People`s Front of the left parties will contest under the Democratic Tamil National Alliance for Batticaloa and Trincomalee districts and under their own symbol for Digamadulla district. The Socialist People`s Front nominations are to be submitted on April 02.
Mr. Sudasinghe said to Lanka-e-News that the left parties would contest with the Tamil parties to appear as an alternative force to the racist elements of the UPFA while not allowing to UNP to capture power in the Provincial Council.
He further said that in Digamadulla, they would march separately and attack in unity while in Trincomalee and Batticaloa districts they would attack racism jointly in their election campaigns.