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* Left parties of Sri Lanka's ruling coalition seek an appointment with President to discuss national unity
Sun, Jul 13, 2014, 08:38 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 13, Colombo: Left parties of Sri Lanka's ruling coalition, United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) have sought an appointment with the President Mahinda Rajapaksa to discuss the national unity and good governance.

The left parties have also sought an appointment with Minister Maithripala Sirisena, the secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), the major constituent party of the ruling alliance for a discussion on the same issues.

The left parties in the government, Lanka Samasamaja Party (LSSP), Sri Lanka Communist Party (SLCP) and the New Left Front (NLF) that work in unison have sought this opportunity.

These parties have already expressed concerns regarding the communal violence that took place recently in Beruwala electorate, the need for seeking a political solution for the ethnic problem, corruption, violence and drug mafia etc.

Earlier the parties requested a meeting with Minister Sirisena for a discussion on the abolition of the executive presidency.

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