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* Sri Lanka coalition parties of ruling alliance hold discussions with Opposition Leader - report
Sat, Aug 2, 2014, 11:39 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 02, Colombo: Leaders of two coalition parties of ruling alliance have met Sri Lanka's Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremasinghe recently to discuss the future presidential election, the Sinhala Sunday weekly The Divaina reported.

Quoting unnamed reliable sources, the newspaper said that a part of this opposition group has met Wickremasinghe in the evening of Thursday 31st July. They have reportedly held discussions for a long time.

According to the report, the coalition party representatives have discussed supporting the United National Party (UNP) directly and indirectly at the future presidential elections.

They have agreed to continue the dialogue with the participation of more representatives of the parties, the newspaper reported.

Meanwhile, unofficial sources said that the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress is likely to contest the upcoming Uva Provincial Council election in an alliance with the UNP while remaining a coalition party of the government in the central government.

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