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* Sri Lanka Opposition Leader returns to island after one-month stint at MIT
Thu, May 15, 2014, 01:52 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 15, Colombo: Leader of the Opposition and Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) Ranil Wickremasinghe has returned to island early this morning after completing a fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

During his one-month stint as a Robert E. Wilhelm fellow from 08 April 2014, Wickremasinghe was engaged in studying how to formulate a constitution sans an executive presidency. He was also working with faculty and students interested in Asian regional issues.

He also delivered a speech titled "Indian Ocean: The vortex of destiny" and co-sponsored by the MIT Center for International Studies and MIT-India Program during his stay.

He is expected to attend several Vesak programs today, according to party sources.

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