Sri Lankan president braces for coalition split over Tamil aid deal

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe (2nd R) arrives to visit the site of a bomb attack at St. Anthony's Shrine in Kochchikade in Colombo on April 21, 2019. - A string of blasts ripped through high-end hotels and churches holding Easter services in Sri Lanka on April 21, killing at least 156 people, including 35 foreigners. (Photo by ISHARA S. KODIKARA / AFP) (Photo credit should read ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)



Sri Lankan plain clothes policemen forcibly carry away Buddhist monk Dambara
Amila ending his fast to the death in Colombo, 15 June 2005. (AFP)

Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga braced Wednesday for the departure from government of a key coalition partner over plans for a tsunami aid sharing deal with Tamil Tiger rebels, officials said.



Sri Lankan plain clothes policemen forcibly carry away Buddhist monk Dambara
Amila ending his fast to the death in Colombo, 15 June 2005. (AFP)

Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga braced Wednesday for the departure from government of a key coalition partner over plans for a tsunami aid sharing deal with Tamil Tiger rebels, officials said. Kumaratunga fired a 17-page letter to the Marxist JVP, or People’s Liberation Front, rejecting their allegations