Majority of the members of the Mahinda faction of the UPFA have decided to remain in the process to compile a new constitution despite a few members of Wimal Weerawansa’s party decided to keep away from the process says Parliamentarian Vasudeva Nanayakkara.
Mr. Nanayakkara said the decision to remain in the constitutional process was taken at a discussion held at the official residence of the retired president Mahinda Rajapaksa.
When functioning in the Constitutional Assembly the political parties are regarded as the UPFA, the UNP, TNA, the JVP, SLMC and the EPDP. As such Mahinda faction or Wimal Weerawansa’s party doesn’t get a separate representation in the assembly. They are considered as members of the UPFA.