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* Sri Lanka's main opposition party to call for a Presidential election this year
Thu, Feb 27, 2014, 07:37 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 27, Colombo: Leader of the Opposition and Sri Lanka's main opposition party, the United National Party (UNP), Ranil Wickremasinghe says the party will call for a Presidential election this year.

Wickremasinghe has said that an election would be called for in order to change the current regime.

He made this comment during a visit to the Wanathamulla area in Colombo where a large number of residents are facing eviction due to the government's Colombo metropolitan area development program.

According to Wickremasinghe, the UNP is to commence street protests after the Sinhala and Hindu New Year in April to demand for a Presidential election.

He said that the opposition political parties would topple the government and provide the people the right to live in the place of their choice.

Residents in Wanathamulla have explained their problems to the Opposition Leader who has said the opposition political parties would fight to win rights for the people.

Wanathamulla is one of Colombo's largest shanty areas and the government has undertaken a project to remove the shanties from the capital city as a part of the Colombo metropolitan development program.

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