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Multi-party discussions on new Constitution to be held

(UDHAYAM, COLOMBO) – According to well-placed sources, there will be multi-party talks outside the Steering Committee to arrive at an agreement on core matters relating to the new Constitution.

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), United National Party (UNP), Tamil National Alliance (TNA), and the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) are likely to take part in these discussions to be convened with the presence of President Maithripala Sirisena.

The Joint Opposition (JO) is unlikely to attend these discussions.

The Steering Committee headed by the Prime Minister met at the Parliamentary Complex on Thursday (26). Parliamentary sources said the SLFP requested further time to discuss the draft interim report with other parties. The Steering Committee will meet in February again.

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