The planned meeting between President Maithripala Sirisena and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa is to be taken place at the Speaker’s residence on Wednesday or Thursday, informed sources said yesterday.
Accordingly, SLFP MPs Dilan Perera, Mahinda Amaraweera and Lasantha Alagiyawanna had met President Sirisena on Saturday to discuss about the meeting. The MPs had reportedly told the President that the meeting between the two is essential in order to sort out the differences.
The MPs also highlighted the importance of sending a senior SLFPer to invite the former President for the meeting, such as the Opposition Leader, the General Secretary of the UPFA or the SLFP.
Meanwhile, five SLFP MPs Kumara Welgama, Bandula Gunawardane, Mahindananda Aluthgamage, T.B.Ekanayake and Gamini Lokuge are scheduled to meet on Tuesday to prepare the agenda for the Wednesdya’s meeting between the former SLFP President and the current SLFP President. (Ajantha Kumara Agalakada)
Comments - 62
jolly bird Tuesday, 05 May 2015 03:24 PM
LETS WAIT AND SEE . A RIVER NEVER FLOWS BLACKWARD. via DM Android App
S B Lokuge Monday, 04 May 2015 03:34 PM
MR should never trust this back stabbing traitor. Now MY3 is panicking because he knows the election is lost without MR. Modi and Kerry will not save him this time
jolly bird Tuesday, 05 May 2015 03:31 PM
OUR PRESIDENT IS TRUST WORTHY HE WILL NEVER GO AGAINST HIS PROMISE. via DM Android App
S B Lokuge Monday, 04 May 2015 03:38 PM
Betraying is the only thing this traitor knows
Dayawathie Monday, 04 May 2015 03:49 PM
Be careful of that Talisman MR carrying everywhere. That might put a spell on Mr Sirisena.
sam Monday, 04 May 2015 03:52 PM
Katussage kare raththran bandata uta raja wenda beha toiyane.
meeling Monday, 04 May 2015 04:13 PM
Nande Tuesday, 05 May 2015 11:11 AM
Mr.persident pl be very careful with those crooks. via DM Android App
Renu Weerasinghe Monday, 04 May 2015 04:30 PM
MS is looking for a scapegoat to win the next election. Without MR SLFP is zero.
Citizen Monday, 04 May 2015 04:45 PM
Why not let MR contest? He can become a normal minister and be in the parliment and dance to the tune of PM Ranil. We all know if MR contests then everyone will vote for the UNP
lion Monday, 04 May 2015 09:42 AM
Its a shame a person like Maithree is going to meet the man who did lot of damages to the country
gaspalanaya Monday, 04 May 2015 09:53 AM
Seems like MY3 is going to betray all those who voted for him
Sumanadasa Monday, 04 May 2015 10:12 AM
I am saddened to note that after all those talks and attempts taken to remove MR from Power because he was not acceptable to the majority of this country, MS is planning to meet him? For what and Why?
Fouzi Tuesday, 05 May 2015 05:19 AM
Well said Miyuru
Please understand this Monday, 04 May 2015 10:15 AM
please do not be cheated by the cancer and also his thieves. we can clearly understand from yesterdays even of Namal Rajapaksa security guard what has really happened. This is not a good sign Mr. President. If you give chance to the MR, in next election result will show to the government again. Therefore pls careful in this. most of the people of this country hate Pawul Paksa and his no horu
Ranjith Tuesday, 05 May 2015 05:51 AM
It is Mahinda who brought the country to a peaceful place to live. UNP fellows tried their level best to give the country to LTTE with North
Ranjith Tuesday, 05 May 2015 05:54 AM
All these are UNP fellows. Thay are scared. If SLFP is divided chance for the UNP fellows who wanted to give the country to LTTE.
Miyuru Monday, 04 May 2015 10:18 AM
Please sir, we are the 62 lakhs who voted for you and yaha palanaya and we beg you not to compromise on your promises. Let the course of justice prevail and let all the wrongdoers be sent behind the bars. Those of the old regime wanted that prevented - by threats, by cajoling and by any means. Please do not give in to their demands now.Let us look to the worst that may happen. Only possibility is that the SLFP may lose at the elections if MR and his catchers break away from it. What is the big deal! We were in opposition earlier and that is nothing to fear: we will have the President from our party. Some day we will come to office again.It is better to lose the elections after removing all the thieves, smugglers and murderers rather than win the elections with those rogues on our side.May you have the strength to stand for the principles of honesty and virtue.
RHONDA TAYLOR Tuesday, 05 May 2015 11:56 AM
This Thief refused you to an open debate prior to the elections. Now why is this dog putting his tail in between his legs and begging to meet up with you.Do not take a chance with him he is nothing but an opportunist. Now he has lost everything and has no dignity
Indrajith Monday, 04 May 2015 10:19 AM
Please remember the Old saying " Visagora Sarpaya Daka Naru Modaya"Will Maithree fall to the traps of MR and get himself destroy.
Namal Monday, 04 May 2015 05:32 PM
MR is not great. So he never leave politics till namal come to the picture
merwin Monday, 04 May 2015 10:36 AM
What is there to meet? Should not get caught to any trap. Some are trying to bring the king cobra to put into the sarong. The cobra will struggle inside for a while and the powerful venom will be injected and the outcome..... everybody knows.
Jeff Monday, 04 May 2015 05:41 PM
Well said Gayan
ziyard Monday, 04 May 2015 10:44 AM
Baiyas are hell bent on preventing further arrests and MS should not give in to their demands.people wanted him to punish the wrongdoers....
Game Kolla Monday, 04 May 2015 06:09 PM
Is My3 a president of this country or servant of MR?
Piyal Monday, 04 May 2015 11:06 AM
The best solution to this problem is for Mr. Sirisena to hand over the Prersients position of the SLFP to Mahinda and for him to join either the UNP proper or its associate party JVP.
renu Monday, 04 May 2015 11:10 AM
President Sirisena You were made a joker by the former President when a duplicate of yours was with him at a meeting in Hambatota electorate You were also aware that you would have been 6 feet under along with the family if by any chance you had lost the Presidential Elections on the 8th, as stated. So send the duplicate for this meeting as he may twist and turn things to regain power . We have had enough of the Clan,
hubert Monday, 04 May 2015 11:12 AM
what are the differences ? who are these 5 keen on this notorious 5 we voted not to see those faces in the political arena
Ben Hurling Monday, 04 May 2015 06:37 PM
MS should not trust MR at all. Not even the Speaker. Ms must take care of his security.
priyantha Monday, 04 May 2015 11:14 AM
Any discussion by a State leader/President with who ever it is should be held at Presidential Secretariat/ House.
Aku Monday, 04 May 2015 11:27 AM
Seems like other "Ministers" are more keen on MaRa and our President meeting... This is definitely to cover their sorry skins for sure... Surely, something very very fishy going on here...
mubeen Monday, 04 May 2015 06:53 PM
Think 1000 time
Parasethi Monday, 04 May 2015 07:18 PM
MY3 has to be very careful when dealing with MR. MY3 is an innocent man and MR is a rogue. I mean my word. Sri Lankans still think MR is a nice man. I am sorry you all are wrong.
T Wickramararna Monday, 04 May 2015 11:51 AM
My sympathies to My3
Buddhika Lokubandara Monday, 04 May 2015 11:52 AM
Dear President Maithripala Sirisena, we have seen articles, letters, news items condemning your meeting with Mahinda Rajapaksa. The Fascist who ruled the country with an iron fist, who insulted you wholesale when you announced your candidacy for presidency, plotted to assassinate you at least 3 times, your meeting with him will be the worst disastrous act that you would be doing.
Man Tuesday, 05 May 2015 04:53 PM
If arrests are made illegally, the grieved party can take legal against those who did so as the Judicial system is free now unlike the time of MR, the King. Now, he wants to manipulate the judicial system by corporating with Mr. Maithreepala and tarnish the prestigious name of Mr. Maithree. Mr. MY3 must not fall to that trap as he received a mandate to eradicate all malpractices by punishing the culprits whoever they are. That is what matters.
Gobba Monday, 04 May 2015 12:12 PM
Why is the Prez wasting his precious time meeting with this wanna be ? He is a sore and a bad loser. The Prez should have no time for these LOSER type of people.
OMG Monday, 04 May 2015 12:18 PM
If I were MS I would tell MR "Bring back your stolen billions being enjoyed by your cronies in Dubai, USA, etc, THEN we can talk".
Chandra Seneviratne Tuesday, 05 May 2015 01:17 PM
It is frustrating the people who voted-out MR after suffering a prolonged years of tyranny and the only expectation was to see the dawn of a new era of peace and harmony The people who supported MS will not endorse any talks or ties or compromises with MR or his goons . If MS is cannot proceed without succumbed to pressures of parliamentarians of SLFP the political that opposed ,commended ,vilified ,ridiculed him at the presidential election but after he was elected the president he has chosen to lead it , for any strategic reasons of implementation of 100 day program or otherwise , MS should step down from being the head of the party that was not their founders expected and is now irreparable to reform and become apolitical without surrendering the peoples victory and insulting them.
Love Lanka Monday, 04 May 2015 12:24 PM
Join hands and save the country from this rot.
Again Pawul Man show Monday, 04 May 2015 12:26 PM
Dear President, the previous cancer has very bad image in hearts of the people. So if you have connection again with the cancer, your image also will be loosed and also you will loose votes. therefore please do not try to go near to the the smell, even if we put perfume that smell will remain the same. May be he will come with Magical power to win your heart. we know that. Cancer life is full of with magical power including his hand gadget
Come with Magical Power Monday, 04 May 2015 12:28 PM
Cancer may come with magical and hand gadget power as adviced by is magician to win M3 heart and pass his ball.So the better thing is not to meet him Mr.president
LOKA Horu Set Tika Meet wanda yane Monday, 04 May 2015 12:32 PM
May loka hour tika meet wala, President gay image aka nathikaranda apa.. Now there there is a big difference between M3 and MR. Moreover this meeting will be held where in speak residence. So something is fishy.
Patha Loka Black Magic Power Monday, 04 May 2015 12:37 PM
Dear President, Pls refrain from following when if you happen to meet Pawul paksa. 1- hand shaking 2- Any food or drink offered by them. 3- when u pass over the door entrance carpet, because they can put some magic copper plate there, when u sit on the chair, just put a cloth and sit, do not leave it and take it back. Because these pawul paksa spy are more dangerous in doing these kind of things. Because the entire country know what happened in temple trees and also Hambantota, beliyadath and Matara kovil and templs
MR Hand Gaget Monday, 04 May 2015 12:39 PM
What magical power MR hand gadget has? President M3 should be very careful with these greedy birds
Samitha Silva Tuesday, 05 May 2015 01:30 PM
Dear President we humbly request you to think about Country first rather than any individual agenda .
jolly bird Monday, 04 May 2015 01:18 PM
EVERYBODY COULD WITNESS THE FABRICATED SO CALLED DEFECTED via DM Android App
Ranjith Monday, 04 May 2015 01:24 PM
What do you mean by unidentified?
truefacts4U Tuesday, 05 May 2015 09:14 AM
He never gave up power, He was thrown out by the voters.
truefacts4U Tuesday, 05 May 2015 09:23 AM
Who is prepare the agenda for the talks ? It looks like MR is speaking on behalf of those who prepare the topics.
jolly bird Monday, 04 May 2015 01:42 PM
DEAR PRESIDENTDONT LISTEN TO THOSE SLAVES. THEY ARE PLOTERS. THEY ARE WOLVES CLAD IN SHEEP SKIN . REMEMBER JULIUS CEASER. via DM Android App
Domiya Tuesday, 05 May 2015 02:19 PM
Ranjith, did you just come from abroad??? Are you a foreigner??? Where were you over the past 10-15 years?
C.Fernando Tuesday, 05 May 2015 02:25 PM
Why meet ? Mr.MR is still Power hungry. The Majority of the PEOPLE did not want him.We must Respect the People.
gerard Monday, 04 May 2015 07:21 AM
Are they eating hoppers
GAYAN Monday, 04 May 2015 07:27 AM
You have shown us your commitment during first 100days how to win hearts of minorities. Your PM is the most suited person to be your assistant (despite his conflict with our CM) please dont give any chance to MR. just think sir if you lost what would happened. not only you even the voters specially minorities will be bulldozed. we earnestly request you to think again
patriot Monday, 04 May 2015 07:30 AM
Former President should attend without his security or his security guards should be checked for loaded weapons .
cyril n Monday, 04 May 2015 07:31 AM
MS has to be very cautious as lots of serpents around.
Citizen John Monday, 04 May 2015 07:32 AM
President was appointed by the people so gentleman you can talk anything but please remember as long as you talk public matters it should be public and not behind close doors for public to appreciate
Millyz Tuesday, 05 May 2015 10:07 AM
He is a Serpent himself :)
Jimal Monday, 04 May 2015 07:38 AM
Invite former president CBK too.
Mahinda Monday, 04 May 2015 07:48 AM
Enjoy the retirement MR.Great people like Nelson Mandela when they gave up power.Did not interfere with politics once they gave up.
Simon Monday, 04 May 2015 02:46 PM
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