A large number of staunch supporters of the United National Party and many JVP activists in the Hambantota Urban Council limits joined the Sri Lanka Freedom Party recently.
They had been thoroughly displeased with the party leadership and its prevailing state of affairs. They have dissolved their branch offices and sought membership with the Sri Lanka Freedom Party.
Meanwhile, a vast number JVP activists who are stalwart supporters of the party in the Hambantota UC limits have also dissolved their party branch office in the Hambantota UC limits and joined the Sri Lanka Freedom party.
Among those who sought membership of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party are the Secretary of Party Branch office-Hambantota town and a former candidate W. G. Jayarathna.
These members joined the Sri Lanka Freedom Party at a meeting held last evening at the Shaila Bimbarama Viharastanaya, Hambantota.
District Coordinator for Hambantota district and Rural Industries and Self-Employment Promotion Minister S. B. Nawinna presided.