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* Sri Lanka Speaker and President hold discussions to end political crisis
Thu, Nov 29, 2018, 08:09 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Nov 29, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Speaker of Parliament Karu Jayasuriya today met with President Maithripala Sirisena and engaged in a discussion on ending the political crisis set off by the President over a month ago.

The Speaker met with the President at the Presidential Secretariat today considering the opinions expressed by several parties and party leaders that the President and the Speaker should hold discussions and reach an expedited settlement to end the current chaotic political situation in the country.

During the discussions, the Speaker pointed out that the country is facing an unstable situation in every sphere, especially the country cannot withstand further devaluation of the currency and the collapse of the investment and tourism industry and stressed that a speedy solution to the uncertain situation must be reached.

The President has responded positively to the matters pointed out by the Speaker and appreciated the Speaker's role in his attempt to resolve the crisis, Speaker's Media Office said.

At the discussion, the President has agreed to discuss the matter separately with the Opposition Leader and the other leaders of the UNF tomorrow.


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