Yesterday’s party leaders’ meeting, convened by President Maithripala Sirisena to break the political deadlock, in parliament ended inconclusively.
“We told the President that we could show a majority again but the President didn’t show much interest,” UNP MP Lakshman Kiriella said last night.
MP Ajith P Perera added that the UNP had requested a meeting with the President at 10 am today at the Presidential Secretariat to hand over affidavits from 113 MPs pledging their support for ousted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
“However he evinced little interest in our request,”Perera said.
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