Stalemate

The much-awaited second rendezvous between the Executive and the Legislature ended on a stalemate with a committee appointed to look into their grievances.
The committee is expected to spell out future working arrangements lquote under which the President and the Prime Minister can work together on national issues, a joint statement said Tuesday.rn

rnTuesdays meeting between President Chandrika Kumaratunga and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe were expected to end a bitter stand off, but the two sides have shown no signs of compromise.rn

rnBoth parties talked on wide ranging issues, which included appointing a committee to ensure that the cease-fire agreement is carried on smoothly. rn

rnThe subject of the formation of a National Government was also discussed, but no details were available, sources said. rn

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