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Sirisena adamant against reappointing Ranil

Sri Lanka’s President remains adamant that he will not reappoint Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister, causing parliamentarians to call negotiations between the president and the UNF a failure.

“The talks were a failure,” UNP MP Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said, according to Economy Next. “The president insisted that he will not make Ranil Wickremesinghe the prime minister even if 225 MPs support him.”

The UNP however has also stuck to its position that Wickremesinghe would be the UNF nominee for prime minister.

Stakeholders were left disappointed after the meeting, which was heralded as the crisis talks to end the political crisis and upheaval in Sri Lanka.