Green light for DNF
By Our Political Editor
The United National Front (UNF) leaders have decided to form the proposed political alliance – the Democratic National Front (DNF) – before the end of this month, The Sunday Morning reliably learnt.
The meeting of the UNF leaders that was held yesterday (17) ended with the political party leaders reaching a consensus on the proposed amendments to the draft constitution of the DNF.
All members who attended the meeting had reached a consensus on the proposed amendments, a senior UNF Minister told The Sunday Morning.
The Minister said the leaders agreed on five key amendments to the DNF Constitution.
They are as follows: The alliance office will be located at an independent venue (not the UNP headquarters Sirikotha or the proposed location at Havelock Road); the alliance secretary would be nominated by the UNP; founder members of the alliance are to be included in the Leadership Council; a political party with even one parliamentarian could join the alliance and be represented in the Leadership Council; and there will be no impact on UNP organisers since there will be separate alliance organisers appointed to each electorate.