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Ex-President Chandrika Kumaratunga returns urgently from UK to resolve coalition Govt crisis between President and Prime Minister

Former President Chandrika Kumaratunga, who was in London on a visit and scheduled to return to Sri Lanka only later this week, has decided to return early in view of the deepening political crisis within the ruling coalition,Daily FT learns.

Former President Kumaratunga, who played a major role in effecting the defection of Maithripala Sirisena from the Rajapaksa Government, will return to the island today, authoritative sources told Daily FT.

Kumaratunga is expected to hold talks with President Sirisena and senior SLFP members in a bid to resolve the prevailing crisis within the ruling coalition.

She is also expected to speak with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe when he returns to Colombo from Brussels.

The former President, who is also the former Leader of the SLFP, was reportedly furious over the President’s remarks which had put the coalition of rivals in serious jeopardy.

Courtesy: Daily FT

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