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Sri Lanka President, Kabir says changes ahead

Feb 11, 2018 20:22 PM GMT+0530 | 3 Comment(s)

ECONOMYNEXT - Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena and General Secretary of the United National Party Kabir Hashim has said there will be changes to the ruling coalition after a drubbing at local council polls.

General Secretary Kabir Hashim said the UNP accepted the decision of the voters and will be making changes in the next two days.

Sri Lanka Freedom Party Minister Lakshman Yapa, told the media that President Sirisena had promised unspecified changes, after meeting him Sunday afternoon.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinge met President Sirisena later in the evening.

Sri Lanka Podu Jana Party backed by ex-President Mahinda Rajapaksa won a landslide in local council polls. The party estimated to have won over 230 councils outside of the north and the east.

The UNP won a few urban centres, including Colombo, Dehiwala-Mt Lavinia, Matale, Weligama, Panadura.



  1. Coss February 13, 01:18 AM

    This is for Lee. Did you forget 1987 - 89 JVP trouble. Bad idea

  2. Coss February 13, 01:15 AM

    Ranil have mandate till 2020.bease of one lost election government won't change. Let him govern alone and see.

  3. Leel February 12, 09:46 AM

    Now Ranil and UNP do not have any moral writes to continue further, in the government. He must give the leadership to somebody else in the party through a party vote. The UNP must hand over the government to the Siresena to do whatever he likes. But Sirisena also does not have any moral write to continue any further.I was UNP supporter until up to the bond scam but no longer now. If party reform properly I may support again. I also do not suggest Sajith Premadasa either. I gave my vote to JVP this time.

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