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* Sri Lanka President meets Speaker, party leaders
Thu, Nov 15, 2018, 08:55 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Nov 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena held a special discussion at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo with Speaker Karu Jayasuriya and the leaders of the parties that supported the no-confidence motion against the Prime Minister and the government in Parliament.

Leaders of the United National Front (UNF), Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) and the Tamil Progressive Alliance (TPA) are participating in the meeting with the President.

The issue over the no-confidence motion, against the PM and Cabinet appointed by the President, as well as the political crisis prevailing in the country were expected to be discussed during the meeting.

Following the meeting, the TPA leader MP Mano Ganesan said the President has promised to finish the political crisis constitutionally in the next two to three days

UNP MP Rajitha Senaratne after meeting with the President has said that the President has assured to resolve the crisis constitutionally.

"President assured us he will not do anything against the constitution, he said he will agree with Parliament verdict, he had a problem with first resolution of NCM, so there will be another confidence vote tomorrow," the MP was quoted as saying in a Twitter post.

The Parliament will be reconvened tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 p.m. after it was abruptly adjourned Thursday following the clashes between the MPs from the government and the opposition and attacks on the Speaker.

 

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