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* Sri Lanka President in talks with the Opposition Leader
Mon, Apr 19, 2010, 06:57 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa and United National Party leader Ranil Wickremasinghe met Monday morning and held discussions at the President's House.

This was the first meeting between the President and the UNP leader since the general elections held on April 8.

The meeting, lasting about 45 minutes was friendly and cordial, Presidential Secretariat sources said.

The President is to appoint a Prime Minister in the next few days following the landslide victory the ruling coalition registered at the general election. The final result of the election is however, yet to be announced after re-polling in parts of Kandy and Trincomalee districts.

The United National Party (UNP) led by Mr. Wickremasinghe is expected to win over 50 parliamentary seats while the ruling coalition is expected to receive 143 seats once the final results are announced.

(Pictures by Sudath Silva)

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