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The Nawa Lanka Nidahas Pakshaya (New Lanka Freedom Party) led by MP Kumar Welgama will open its head office in Battaramulla this morning (05).

Former president Chandrika Kumaratunga will be a special invitee on the occasion.

Recognised by the Elections Department as a political party, the NLFP has former minister Jeevan Kumaratunga as its deputy chairman.

Its general secretary is former provincial councilor Thilak Waragoda.

Reports say several Sri Lanka Freedom Party MPs presently at odds with its chairman Maithripala Sirisena and general secretary Dayasiri Jayasekara are at talks to join the new party.

A top figure in the NLFP said they would adopt a moderate radical approach as against extreme leftist or rightwing politics.

Discussions have been taking place as well for the past few weeks with like-minded party leaders and young activists in the recent people’s struggle, he added.


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