Chandrika mediates in UNP-SLFP dispute!

Ex-president Chandrika Kumaratunga has come forward to mediate in the dispute between the UNP and the SLFP, the key partners in the government.

It was Kumaratunga who brokered talks with Ranil
Wickremesinghe to field Maithripala Sirisena as the common candidate at the last presidential election.

Presently a patron of the SLFP, she met leading civil society activists at her official residence yesterday (28) and discussed how to unite the two parties.

These activists, who were also involved in the regime change, made several important suggestions.

Possible joint political measures by the two parties before the local government bodies’ election were discussed and a decision taken to bring them up with the president and the prime minister.