Chinese Ambassador in Sri Lanka Yi Xianliang welcomes Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as the latter arrives at an event in parliament where the UNP leader received a cheque for US$ 300 mn as an advance payment from China Merchant Group Limited which will now manage and operate the Hambantota Port. Looking on is Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe (Pic by Ranjith Wimalasiri)

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TNA split: EPRLF in new alliance with TULF

The four-party Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has split again ahead of the forthcoming local government polls. The Eelam People’s Revolutionary Liberation Front (EPRLF) has quit the coalition to form a new alliance with the Tamil United Liberation Front (TULF).

In the run-up to 2004 parliamentary polls, the LTTE forced the TULF out of the TNA over TULF Chief V. Anandasangaree’s refusal to toe its line.

Anandasangaree yesterday told The Island that candidates would be fielded under the TULF symbol, Rising Sun.


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