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SLFP SLPP talks to carry on

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party and the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna are soldiering on with attempts to build a broad coalition despite their differences.

The two sides held their third round of talks this morning Opposition Leader’s office.

The General Secretary of the SLFP Dayasiri Jayasekara told the media that the two parties were discussing a strong policy framework on which the alliance could be built.

“Once that is built we will take it to our respective Central Committees for discussion and we will also consult our party leaders, he said.

The two sides will meet again on May 4.

The tensions between the two parties were exacerbated when they went their separate ways during the voting for the government’s budget last week.

That  appeared to put a brake on the attempts to build an anti-UNP front.

Jayasekara also took a swipe at the government which he said was not holding the Provincial Council elections on time.

The Southern Provincial Council is being dissolved tonight, he pointed out.

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