Sri Lanka’s main opposition party launches drive for early elections

DONDRA – Sri Lanka’s main opposition party launched a 10-day march with thousands of supporters to pressure President Chandrika Kumaratunga to call nationwide elections by year-end and revive a Norway-led peace process. DONDRA – Sri Lanka’s main opposition party launched a 10-day march with thousands of supporters to pressure President Chandrika Kumaratunga to call nationwide elections by year-end and revive a Norway-led peace process. United National Party leader Ranil Wickremesinghe and supporters set off from the southernmost tip of the island for the capital Colombo, 170 kilometres (110 miles) north, where they will arrive for a rally on July 12.


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opposition leader Ranil Wickremesinghe. Sri Lanka

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