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* Sri Lanka's opposition alliance leaders to continue discussions today
Wed, Apr 28, 2010, 11:17 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 28, Colombo: The meeting between main opposition UNP Leader Ranil Wickremasinghe and leaders of constituent parties of the UNP led UNF to discuss the current crises faced by the opposition alliance is to continue today as the meeting held yesterday (27) had ended in a deadlock.

Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) Leader Rauf Hakeem, SLFP (M) wing Leader Mangala Samaraweera and Democratic People's Front (DPF) National Organizer Prabha Ganeshan had attended the meeting.

According to DPF Leader Mano Ganeshan, the meeting was aimed at discussing the issues that have risen regarding the UNP's National List members.

Issues over the UNP's National List erupted when the party failed to allocate a National List slot to the DPF compelling the party to quit the UNF.

Another constituent partner of the UNF, the National Union of Workers (NUW) also quit the coalition after expressing dissatisfaction at the UNP's National List allocations.

The SLFP (M) Wing, which was initially promised a National List slot, was also not given a place in the list.

However, Wickremasinghe has now extended an invitation for Samaraweera and the SLFP (M) Wing to join the UNP and has promised a slot in parliament as soon as a vacancy was created in parliament.

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