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Sunny Side Up: Cold war

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The cold war that has been brewing between Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa and Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) MP Patali Champika Ranawaka has taken a new twist. The SJB had launched a new movement called the Samagi Vihidum Balaganayaunder the patronage of the Opposition Leader. The movement is being co-ordinated by MPs Hesha Vithanage and Chaminda Wijesiri. The inaugural meeting held last week was attended by Premadasa and MPs Lakshman Kiriella and Buddhika Pathirana, among others. However, Ranawaka was a notable absentee at the event. A majority of SJB MPs had objected to Ranawaka’s movement – 43rd Brigade. They claimed that the SJB needed to form a similar movement. It is believed that the Samagi Vihidum Balaganaya would be developed as an alternative to the 43rd Brigade.

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