Sirisena's party offers to form coalition government in Sri Lanka

Sirisena had called the elections early after loyalists of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, also from the SLFP, had blocked some of his reforms to make government more accountable and simplify Sri Lanka's complex election rules.
Rajapaksa, still revered by many for ending a 26-year Tamil insurgency in 2009, headed the SLFP-led opposition alliance in Monday's election. But days before the elections, Sirisena purged Rajapaksa's allies from the SLFP, consolidating his power in the party.

Source: World News