UNP to strengthen rural voter base

Friday, 29 October 2010 06:25 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

THE main Opposition United National Party (UNP) said yesterday that it was important to strengthen the party’s rural vote base.

Rebuilding roots

The UNP yesterday commenced its campaign in reaching out to the rural masses titled “Grama Charika” starting from Horana in the Kalutara District on Saturday and Sunday. Here UNP Deputy Leader Karu Jayasuriya talks to the media about the future plans of the party- Pic by Samantha Perera

UNP deputy leader Karu Jayasuriya told a press conference on the Grama Charika porgramme that through the party’s latest programme; it hopes to reach out to the rural voter in order to strengthen the rural vote base.

The UNP Working Committee last month approved the Grama Charika programme aimed at taking the party policies to the grass roots level prior to the local government elections.

The programme is to commence on Saturday (30) from the Horana electorate.