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* Sri Lankan President to hold talks today with coalition party leader to discuss proposals for reforms
Sat, May 24, 2014, 11:07 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 24, Colombo: Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa and the leader of government coalition party National Freedom Front (NFF), government Minister of Construction, Engineering Services, Housing and Common Amenities Wimal Weerawansa will meet today (24) to discuss the NFF's proposals for government reforms.

NFF Media Spokesman, Mohamed Muzammil told media that Minister Weerawansa had received a phone call from the President Friday inviting him for the meeting.

The discussion is expected to focus on the 12-point proposal for reforms adopted by the NFF at its second annual convention held earlier this month.

The Minister had asked for an opportunity to hand over the proposals to the President.

The NFF has presented the proposals to the Buddhist Chief Prelates and to the Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith recently.

The Minister earlier this week sought a meeting with the President to discuss the proposed reforms and said he will quit the coalition if the government fails to respond positively to the proposals.

The NFF spokesman said the party aims to point out to the government that various discrepancies were evident in their policies.

NFF Parliamentarian and Deputy Minister Weerakumara Dissanayake and other party members will accompany Minister Weerawansa, to the discussions while the senior members of the ruling coalition party, United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) are also expected to attend the meeting.

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