UNP dissidents firm in joining SL government- Jayasuriya

[TamilNet, Saturday, 20 January 2007, 22:24 GMT]
Mr.Karu Jayasuriya, dissident leader of the main opposition United National Party (UNP), told media persons in Colombo that there is no change in the decision to cross over to the government side by a group of dissident UNP parliamentarians. He added that he would meet Mr.Ranil Wickremasinghe on Monday in Colombo at the latter's invitation, sources said.

Mr. Jayasuriya said that his meeting with Mr. Wickremasinghe will not impact the decision to join the government.

Meanwhile, speculation is rife in Colombo political circles that the cabinet reshuffle is likely to take place next week offering eight cabinet rank posts of ministers to UNP dissidents.



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