President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani (L), Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina (2L), Prime Minister of Bhutan Tshering Tobgay (3L), Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi (4L), President of Maldives Abdulla Yameen (4R), the Prime Minister of Nepal Sushil Koirala (3R), Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif (2R), and President Mahinda Rajapaksa (R) stand at the start of the 18th SAARC summit in Kathmandu yesterday. AFP PHOTO

Sirikotha Welcome for Common Candidate

Sirisena offers to
form national govt

by Dasun Edirisinghe

Opposition Common Presidential Candidate Maithripala Sirisena received a rousing welcome when he arrived at the UNP headquarters, Sirikotha, yesterday.

Sirisena, flanked by UNP national leader Ranil Wickremeisnghe, Chairman of the Leadership Council Karu Jayasuriya, General Secretary Tissa Attanayake, Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa, Assistant Leader Ravi Karunanayake and several other MPs, addressed a gathering there for the first time.

Sirisena also opened an election operation office  ...
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