Maharoof joins UPFA
UNP Central Colombo organizer and senior UNPer Mohammad Maharoof
joined the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) yesterday.
He was among three senior UNPers who were to contest the Colombo
Municipal Council. Maharoof decided to quit the UNP and join the UPFA
thus leaving the party in a crisis.
This will be a big blow to the UNP just hours ahead of handing in
nominations for the CMC poll. The Colombo Central electorate is one of
the electorates with a large population the majority of whom are
Muslims. UNP power in the electorate has been decreasing and it will
further decline with the cross over of the UNP stalwart.