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* India wants S. B. Dissanayake to lead UNP, says state newspaper
Sunday, November 30, 2008, 5:43 GMT, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Nov 30, Colombo: Sri Lanka's state owned Sinhala Sunday newspaper Silumina reported that India had advised the Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremasinghe to resign from the post and allow a like of S.B. Dissanayake to come to the leadership.

Dissanayake, whose civic rights are in a questionable situation after a conviction following contempt of Supreme Court is said to be a close friend of President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Referring to undisclosed reliable sources, the newspaper said that Indian leaders have pointed out that Sri Lanka should have a vibrant opposition for good governance of the state.

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