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Cabinet pulls out of President's House
Amidst intensified confrontation between President Kumaratunga and the Ranil Wickremesinghe government and the moves to strip her of some powers, future cabinet meetings are to be held at the Republic Building in Fort and not at the President's House.

The first such cabinet meeting will be held at the Republic Building adjoining the Foreign Ministry on Wednesday and thereafter all meetings will be held there, a cabinet minister said.

He said some of the ministers were not keen on visiting the President's House to attend the cabinet meeting. This building has been used for Cabinet meetings during Prime Minister D. S. Senanayake's time and later during President J. R. Jayewardene's and President Ranasinghe Premadasa's governments.

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