Basil says President contacted him

2017-12-11 09:07:26

Former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa said yesterday that he had a brief telephone conversation with President Maithripala Sirisena for the first time after years, and discussed the matters related to current political developments.

However, Mr. Rajapaksa declined to elaborate on what was discussed. He said the telephone conversation took place with the mediation of Ven.Medagoda Abhayatissa Thera who is the head of Sunethradevi Pirivena of Pepiliyana, Nugegoda.

“This is the first time I had a telephone conversation with the President after four or five years,” he said.

Asked about possible unity between the two factions, Mr. Rajapaksa who spearheads Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) said there should be an opposition to the government. He said there were people disappointed with the government over the bond scam, the rising cost of living and the curtailment of subsidies and over nationalist sentiments.

“We should have a political force to accept them. What will happen to these people if we align with a government group?” he asked.(Kelum Bandara)

  Comments - 21

  • Lion Monday, 11 December 2017 09:52

    This is how he lifted his sarong and show his back to the 6million voters who voted.Can we trust this traitor any more.

    Reply : 10       112

    Thanos Monday, 11 December 2017 10:02

    You are the last person on earth we will believe professor 10%.

    Reply : 22       88

    Sameera Monday, 11 December 2017 10:13

    The Joint Opposition should keep in mind that once the election is over they will be hounded by the govt

    Reply : 8       63

    daham Monday, 11 December 2017 10:27

    We will have to wait for ever to see that happens.

    Reply : 6       41

    ceylon Monday, 11 December 2017 10:23

    its no secret that sirisena is with close contact with biggest theives of country.thats why your stilen money still not confiscated and not investigate. via DM Android App

    Reply : 20       58

    nick Monday, 11 December 2017 10:39

    I knew this was coming... the deal will be mara prime Minster my3 to continue to president & of coz basil to be the alibaba number to fiance Minster over taking ravis record via DM Android App

    Reply : 20       52

    SN Monday, 11 December 2017 16:38

    Its like walking into a trap.

    Reply : 0       11

    ANTON Monday, 11 December 2017 10:41


    Reply : 10       52

    tarzan Monday, 11 December 2017 10:51

    hopes mr president want to right a book ?

    Reply : 1       34

    saliya Monday, 11 December 2017 11:41

    Discussion about an agreement to expose only bond scam deal and to conceal all 10% deals for political advantage?

    Reply : 8       32

    Unchikun Monday, 11 December 2017 11:41

    Wrong number !

    Reply : 7       26

    Kaboos Monday, 11 December 2017 14:20

    there are only two politician can be trusted one is unborn yet and other among the dead.

    Reply : 2       22

    katus Monday, 11 December 2017 14:26

    dear president now it is your turn to decline or accept Mr Basil statement. .

    Reply : 1       14

    pumal Monday, 11 December 2017 15:17

    Ungrateful Sirisena

    Reply : 2       22

    Nihal Amarasekera Monday, 11 December 2017 15:58

    They say there are no permanent enemies nor permanent friend in politics; yes permanent interests only. We citizens get the worst with interest.

    Reply : 1       18

    Dhammika Monday, 11 December 2017 16:00

    Basil is the leader of the looters of the previous regime . Cannot understand what made to contact such a rascal ! .

    Reply : 3       20

    Eric Monday, 11 December 2017 16:06

    This priest is spy sent by JO to ruin M3. this is why he Jumped to M3 all of a sudden, This man has got caught as usual. Feel sorry for the country.

    Reply : 1       14

    SAM Monday, 11 December 2017 16:34

    Seem to be a nice drama fully paid by all the hard working peoples funds. After all the sponsors shall get their returns and the actors will get their goodies. Fools will play the back role.

    Reply : 0       12

    Kith Jayasena Monday, 11 December 2017 16:36

    Your double standard has cost a lots as a nonpatriat of Sri Lanka. Time to piss off. Time out for you.

    Reply : 1       12

    Sambo Tuesday, 12 December 2017 07:26

    If you want to commit political suicide then should contact you.

    Reply : 0       3

    FREE BIRD. Tuesday, 12 December 2017 08:37

    By the way was there. anything mentioned about the MALWANA. MALIGAVA via DM Android App

    Reply : 0       2

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