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Top-level meeting between JO and SLFP Group of 15 today

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By Nuwan Senarathna 

A top-level meeting is due to be held today (11) between the Joint Opposition (JO) and Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Group of 15 at the residence of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa. 

The meeting is a continuation of the meeting held on Tuesday (9) evening at the residence of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Chairman Prof. G.L Peiris, MP Shehan Semasinghe told Daily FT.

“We wanted to meet the other JO MPs who were not present at Tuesday’s meeting and further discuss matters we discussed at the residence of Prof. Peiris,” he added.

He said that only 44 JO members of (SLFP) were present during Tuesday’s meeting to discuss the current situation in the country, adding that of JO Leader MP Dinesh Gunawardene, Piwithuru Helaurumaya MP Leader Udaya Gammanpila and Jathika Nidahas Peramuna Leader MP Wimal Weerawansa were also absent on Tuesday.

“The move to form a caretaker government has to come from President Maithripala Sirisena’s side, but what we were informed is that so far there has been no such request,” he added.

He went on to say that if such a request was made, the JO was ready to consider it.

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