The National Freedom Front (NFF), organised by former Marxist Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) dissidents, held its party launch and inaugural convocation of representatives recently.
At a ceremony held at the BMICH and graced by the presence of a number of artistes, university teachers, intellectuals, senior patriots and other special invitees, the party Chairman, Wimal Weera-wansa MP, said that the NFF would not be just another addition to the long list of political parties in Sri Lanka and that his party knew the challenges that lay ahead and would meet them effectively. The NFF uses gold as its party colour and is expected to contest under the crown sign. Kamal Deshapriya has been appointed as the national organiser whilst Nandana Gunathilaka MP will function as the General Secretary. Also, a 15-member politburo has been appointed to carry on the party’s future political activities.
Deshapriya delivered the welcome address, which was followed by Gunathilaka who tabled the party manifesto to the audience. Piyasiri Wijenayake MP and Jayantha Samaraweera MP were appointed as head of Trade Union Affairs and NFF Propaganda Secretary respectively.