New political party formed
[TamilNet, Saturday, 12 February 2000, 14:49 GMT]
The former General Secretary of United Natinal Party(UNP), Mr.Sirisena Cooray, has formed a new political party 'The Citizens Front.' The new party will be registered at the Election Comissioner's office next week, Mr.Cooray said.
Mr.Cooray said the party will work to bring peace and prosperity to the island.
He said many who are dissatified with the UNP have expressed their willingness to join his new party.
The Party is yet to elect its leader. But a central body with joint responsibility will lead the party, Mr.Cooray said.
Mr.Sirisena Cooray was UNP's General Secretary between 1991 and 1994. He was Mayor of Colombo during the period 1979-1989 before taking up the post as Minister of Housing and Construction during the last UNP administration (1989-94).