Kiriella says Ranil and Maithri will unite again after LG polls

United National Party (UNP) senior member Lakshman Kiriella says UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe and Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) leader Maithripala Sirisena will unite again after the Local Government (LG) elections.He said that despite both sides attacking each other on the stage at election rallies ahead of the February 10 Local Government elections, everything will be forgotten after the election. Kiriella said that during elections it is normal for both sides to attack each other but after the election they will be like long lost lovers. The Leader of the House also insisted that the unity Government will continue in power till 2020. (Colombo Gazette)

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German finance minister says worst of eurozone debt crisis seems over

BERLIN – Germany’s finance minister says the worst of euro area’s debt crisis appears to be over after three years of worries over Greece and other members of the group of 17 European Union countries that use the single currency.Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble was quoted Thursday as telling the Bild newspaper: “I think we have the worst behind us.”Schaeuble says Greece and others have recognized that they can only overcome the crisis by implementing reforms and that the Greek government — which has received two bailouts — “knows that it cannot financially overburden the other euro states”.Some in Germany have expressed concern about the economy of neighbouring France. But Schaeuble says the government there “knows very well that every country must constantly conduct reforms to remain competitive.” German finance minister says worst of eurozone debt crisis seems over AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Dec 27, 2012 7:45 am MDT read more

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