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Tuesday, 06 August 2019 - 13:35
President and Opposition leader in a crucial discussion
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President Maithripala Sirisena and Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa have held lengthy discussion at the president’s official residence last night.

Sources stated that the discussion between the two leaders was mainly focused on bringing the SLFP and the SLPP into one alliance.

Meanwhile, SLFP General Secretary, Dayasiri Jayasekera who participated in Salakuna political program on HIRU TV last night said that his party would not field a candidate in the forthcoming presidential election.

In addition, several SLFP seniors including its General Secretary, Dayasiri Jayasekera, former General Secretary Professor Rohana Lakshman Piyadasa and National Organizer Duminda Dissanayake have had a discussion at its headquarters in Colombo this morning.

At the same time, several political party members who represent the people of the North and the East met Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa at his official residence last night.

Among the participants are MPs Wasudeva Nanayakkara, Douglas Devananda, former MPs DEW Gunesekera, Professor Tissa Vitharana, Prabha Ganeshan and former chief minister Wardaraja Perumal.

Meanwhile, coalition leaders of the Joint Opposition will meet to take a final decision on the Constitution of the new alliance to be formed this afternoon.

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