Talks between President Maitripala Sirisena and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa ended with no conclusion on any of the key demands.
The talks were conducted in the Parliamentary complex today.
The nomination of Mr. Rajapaksa as the Prime Ministerial candidate was the major request put forward by his delegation. Besides, the delegation of Mr. Rajapaksa asked for withholding the decision to dissolve the local authorities by May 15.
Mr. Rajapaksa’s delegation stressed that the SLFP should work in close collaboration with its alliance partners. Both sides agreed to continue the dialogue further.
Mr. Rajapaksa was accompanied by MPs Prof. G.L. Peiris, Kumara Welgama, Mahindananda Aluthgamage, Bandula Gunawardane and Dulles Alahapperuma.
President Sirisena was accompanied by Ministers Dr. Rajitha Senaratne, Duminda Dissanayake, M.K.D.S. Gunawardane and Nimal Siripala de Silva. SLFP General Secretary Anura Priyadharshana Yapa also participated. (Kelum Bandara)
Comments - 20
Giabao Thursday, 07 May 2015 10:04 AM
I think it is unethical for MS to now meddle in SLFP politics. He does not have mandate do do this as he came to power not using SLFP platform, but going against it, Having said that he will not contest again why does MS try to control SLFP election strategy ? I think MS is highly conflicted to head SLFP now.
Hiran Gunawardena Wednesday, 06 May 2015 08:47 PM
Now all UNPers gone mad at this. They are starting media war against MS/MR affair. How is their permanent opposition leader???????????
David Wednesday, 06 May 2015 08:54 PM
Does Mahinda Rajapaksa think President Sirisena is stupid to give him the Prime Minister post so that he could ruin the country once again and stop the progress started by MS
musthafa Wednesday, 06 May 2015 09:17 PM
MS not allowed to give any chance for MR becuse his other two partners Ranil
Sethsiripaya Wednesday, 06 May 2015 09:25 PM
Ranil is intelligent and less corrupt and most of all he is not a stupid Baiya. We should vote Ranil to keep MR away
Ryan Thursday, 07 May 2015 12:06 PM
MS has learnt that there is a secret campaign to tarnish his image by some UNPers
Onlooker Thursday, 07 May 2015 08:15 AM
Mahinda deserves to be treated the say way as he treated Field Marshall SF.
GURU Thursday, 07 May 2015 12:56 PM
Aney Maithri Mahaththeyoo, Please do not bring this man again to Politics, He will eat all the balance money of the nation and also will kill you by making and plane that people to believe its like an accident. please save the nation as well has you.
jolly bird Thursday, 07 May 2015 08:52 AM
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DENISE Thursday, 07 May 2015 01:08 PM
Those who voted for MS will not vote for the SLFP just because he decided to head the party. MS should live up to the expectations of those who voted him in and not get involved with the thieves and take a strong stance in advising them to GET OUT AND STAY OUT.
Perumal Thursday, 07 May 2015 09:01 AM
Give in an inch to MR he will make a mile of it!
Henry Thursday, 07 May 2015 09:15 AM
RW is indispensable, He could continue for next two decades..
kingBarnet@pakisland.lk Thursday, 07 May 2015 09:33 AM
MR down,out,hit wicket.
Hopeless Thursday, 07 May 2015 06:09 PM
Most of yall talk hopelessly. True while he was in power corruption may have taken place, but more than the bad he did good. Chandrika and Ranil would have sold out our country if we were so lucky to get MR! He stopped a 30 year war people... how can yall walk freely on the road huh?if it wasnt for him... most of yall are mutts... never appreciating anything... thats disgusting, the behaviour and ungratefulness our people have.. humph!
mj123 Sunday, 10 May 2015 04:47 PM
Because the SLFP Central Committee elected him the party Chairman. So no, he has every right to decide whether rogues get nominations or not. How is he conflicted? His own party appointed him their leader.
Vasa Thursday, 07 May 2015 09:41 AM
Well done Mr President.telling message for those protecting corrupt politicians.Please clean up the SLFP once and for all.
R J Das Wednesday, 06 May 2015 08:08 PM
Mahinda is over in Sri Lanka. He did a good job, while in power (Except at a very high cost to all Sri Lankans). Why cant this get to their heads. Cant they find another leader.
Real Peace Wednesday, 06 May 2015 08:11 PM
Inconclusive? Good for the country! Thank God!!
karthi Thursday, 07 May 2015 09:47 AM
MR and his associates should respect the verdict of the people. When people have rejected MR as President that is the end. Let MR have a good retired life.
editor arraku ballo Thursday, 07 May 2015 09:47 AM
Kukul Maas thuna to MR ,api one million hoppars genava
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