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* Sri Lanka major opposition party bars 28 representatives from entering party headquarters
Thu, Feb 21, 2013, 01:16 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) has banned 28 people's representatives entrance to party headquarters Sirikotha.

The banned UNP members include MPs Palitha Range Bandara, Palitha Thewarapperuma and Ashoka Abeysinghe.

Provincial Councilors Shiral Lakthilaka and Maithri Gunarathne are also among the party members banned from entering the UNP headquarters.

The others who lost the access to Sirikotha include members of the Pradeshiya Sabhas. Of them, 11 are group leaders of the local government authorities.

UNP sources say that the party Administrative Director P.B. Medagedara has informed the party's decision in writing to the private security company that is in charge of security at the UNP headquarters.

The banned members will have to obtain permission from the party secretary to enter the premises, according to the letter.

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