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Propose single-party govt by UNP backbenches

A group of UNP Backbench MPs have proposed internal changes to the United National Party (UNP) and to form a single-party government, a move which could see an abrupt end to the incumbent unity government of the UNP and SLFP. A group of junior MPs of the United National Party …

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Poll monitors call of urgent campaign finance reforms

Noting that Saturday’s election was held in a peaceful manner, election monitors on Sunday urged the government to immediately introduce campaign finance laws to ensure that affluent candidates will not be able to bribe voters in coming elections.   Executive Director of People’s Action for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL) …

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Prez meets PM

A special meeting between President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was held at the President’s official residence at Mahagama Sekara Mawatha in Colombo 7 last night on the current political situation in the country in the wake of the local government elections, informed sources said. They said the …

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UNP will continue govt; parties that wish may join – Malik

The United National Party (UNP) says that it will continue the government for the remainder of its term, amidst signs the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) is set to leave the unity government following defeat at the local government polls. The UNP will continue the government for the next two-and-a-half …

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