Dissidents to rejoin UNP?

[TamilNet, Monday, 07 May 2007, 10:35 GMT]
Sri Lanka's parliament is to meet Tuesday after Tamil-Sinhala New Year and Wesak celebrations amid speculation in political circles that some dissident parliamentarians of the main opposition United National Party (UNP) are expected to re-join the UNP. The dissidents are expected to cross over to the opposition side during the current session of the parliament, informed political sources in Colombo said.

Meanwhile, the government parliamentary group meeting is to be held Monday evening at Temple Trees residence.

Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapakse is to chair the meeting, which is expected to discuss issues related to the war and concerns expressed by the international community on the deteriorating human rights situation in the island, sources said.


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