1. Some Twitter users explained the reshuffling of alliances and Sirisena's emergence as the opposition's "common candidate" by referencing the popular television shows 'Game of Thrones' and 'House of Cards'.
  2. Others commented on the media's coverage of events:
  3. Some even poked fun at the use of acronyms for the two future candidates President Rajapaksa (#MR) and Sirisena (#MY3 and #MS).
  4. Many discussed the consequences for these newly created rivals.
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