Dicey Union

An impending marriage between the Marxist JVP and the main opposition Peoples Alliance Party re-surfaced on Tuesday resurrecting vibes that a snap poll was imminent.
The news comes on the sidelines of a crucial meeting between President Chandrika Kumaratunga and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe scheduled for Tuesday to end a political deadlock.rn

rnThe news also sent key indices of the Colombo bourse crashing, after gaining marginally on the second round of talks between the President and the Premier.rn

rnPA spokesman Dr. Sarath Amunugama says a draft agreement for a holy matrimony has been agreed in principle, but nothing has been signed and sealed yet.rn

rnAmunugama told Journalists that the SLFP executive committee met on Monday evening to discuss the draft agreement between the SLFP and the JVP. But he declined to give further details. rn

rnThe alliance between the parties will strengthen the PAs hand in a Parliament, which currently weighs heavily against them. rn

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