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SLFP-JO union is imminent!

Discussions between the SLFP and the joint opposition are nearing conclusion, says a participant at the talks, noting that a union between them is imminent.

He told Sri Lanka Mirror that the main objective of the talks was to
agree on contesting the upcoming election for local government institutions as a common front.

He refused to comment when asked if they had discussed forming a SLFP government.

However, JO sources say they want to gain power.

In such an eventuality, their aim is to appoint Chamal Rajapaksa as the prime minister, or failing which, to make Dinesh Gunawardena the opposition leader.

Meanwhile, ex-president Mahinda Rajapaksa told the media in Ahungalle yesterday (26) that he has not demanded the premiership or the opposition leader position in order to unite the SLFP.