Deadlock

Talks between President Chandrika Kumaratunga and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe ended in an impasse with both parties expected to continue discussions next week.
Locked in a bitter power battle, both parties met behind closed-doors for just under three hours on Wednesday and sources said neither side showed signs of backing down.rn

rnHowever, a joint statement is expected later in the day, saying that the next round of talks would include minority leaders backing Wickremasinghes government. rn

rnIt was their first meeting between the two since Kumaratunga sacked three ministers and suspended parliament till Nov. 19. rn

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