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Thursday, April 30, 2015, Baishakh 17, 1422 BS, Rajab 10, 1436 Hijr

Sri Lanka's ruling party seeks fresh election
Published : Thursday, 30 April, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM,  View Count : 10

COLOMBO, Apr 29 : Sri Lanka's minority ruling party urged President Maithripala Sirisena Wednesday to call a snap general election to strengthen its numbers, one day after parliament passed a watered-down political reform package.
The governing United National Party (UNP) called for the election after the opposition blocked several key reforms, thwarting Sirisena's pledge to return Sri Lanka to a parliamentary-style democracy.
"There is now a necessity for an immediate dissolution of parliament," UNP treasurer Eran Wickrama-ratne said in a statement.
"The (current) political uncertainly will have dire economic consequences."
"The only way out is for the people to be given the chance to decide (at elections)."    ?AFP

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