JHU allies with ruling UPFA to contest Eastern PC election
[TamilNet, Wednesday, 19 March 2008, 16:38 GMT]
Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU), all monks political party has decided to contest the forthcoming East Provincial Council election as an ally of the ruling United Peoples Freedom Alliance, the government controlled Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC) reported in its night news bulletin Wednesday night.
Venerable Omalpe Sobitha Thera, convener of the JHU said that the supreme council of the JHU decided to field candidates in alliance with the UPFA in the forthcoming Eastern Provincial Council elections.
"The purpose of the decision is to defeat pro Eelam activists and to preserve the Sinhala heritage of the eastern province," SLBC news report quoted Venerable Omalpe Sobitha Thera as saying.
JHU has nine parliamentarians in the current parliament.