The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress announced that it would marshal a collaborative campaign with the United National Party (UNP) in a bid to preserve and protect the President’s mandate and the revolution which took place on January 8, SLMC Leader Minister Rauff Hakeem said.

Addressing a media briefing, Minister Hakeem said that it was binding upon the SLMC to uphold its principles whilst taking a formative approach to structure a stable government.

He said that his party would collaborate with the UNP in the Kalutara, Kurunegala, Kandy and Ampara districts. He also added that nominees from the party will contest alongside the National Front for Good Governance led by Patali Champika Ranawaka in the Trincomalee and Batticaloa districts. The SLMC will also contest independently in the Vanni District.

“It is our fervent hope that by winning the upcoming general elections we will be able to introduce reforms such as the electoral reforms,” he said.