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* President denies discussing future direction of government with PM
Mon, Feb 12, 2018, 08:24 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 12, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena has denied that he discussed the future of the unity government with the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and President Maithripala Sirisena have not discussed the future political affairs after the local government polls, the President's Media Unit said in a statement. The announcement states that some media reports have been incorrect about such a meeting.

Local media reported that the President and the Prime Minister agreed to continue to the unity government till 2020 during their meeting on Sunday.

Notice issued by the President's Media Unit -

Various views have been expressed in certain media agreements said to have been made between Prime Minister Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe after the Local Government Election.

As there had been no decision or agreement on gaining control of local bodies or the future direction of the government, media reports to that effect are rejected.

 

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