Ranil says Mahinda has no chance to return

The Prime Minister said that his minority Government was able to achieve a lot thanks to President Maithripala Sirisena. Prime Minister and United National Party (UNP) leader Ranil Wickremesinghe says former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has no chance of returning to power.Speaking at an event in Kulliyapitiya today, Wickremesinghe said that some members of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) have begun to work against President Maithripala Sirisena with the hope that Rajapaksa will return to power. However Wickremesinghe said that Rajapaksa has no chance to win the next Parliament elections and so he urged the SLFP to work with President Sirisena. He noted that President Sirisena continues to have talks with the SLFP members and cements their support for most of the work being done by the Government.Wickremesinghe also said that while the UNP and the SLFP will contest the Parliament polls separately, he hopes both parties will work together after the election in a National Government. (Colombo Gazette)

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