SLMC to stand alone
[TamilNet, Wednesday, 30 August 2000, 16:02 GMT]
The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) decided Wednesday to contest the forthcoming general election under the National Unity Alliance (NUA). Nomination lists of the SLMC would be submitted by Friday, SLMC sources said. A decision to this effect was made at the party convention held today in Colombo.
Mr.Rauff Hakeem, who resigned from his post as General Secretary of the SLMC on Monday has been appointed as the Deputy Leader of the party.
Mr.Rauff Hakeem said that his leader Mr.Ashraff is scheduled to meet President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunge today.
National Unity Alliance is a popular front of the SLMC formed two years ago in a bid to give the party a national image, transcending its eastern province based Islamic roots.