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A special meeting between President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was held at the President’s official residence at Mahagama Sekara Mawatha in Colombo 7 last night on the current political situation in the country in the wake of the local government elections, informed sources said.

They said the meeting was attended by Deputy Speaker Thilanga Sumathipala and Senior Minister Mahinda Amaraweera, UNP Chairman Malik Samarawickrame and its General Secretary Kabir Hashim.

Sources said they were not too sure as to the decisions taken at the meeting.

  Comments - 22

  • Appu Tuesday, 13 February 2018 08:35 AM

    Mahinda is waiting for the next presidential election. You guys try to win using your knowledge and skills. Otherwiseyou will be nowhere. He will wipe out as he did for LTTEP

    Rawshi Tuesday, 13 February 2018 12:27 PM

    Mahinda Can't become president again

    Bigmama Tuesday, 13 February 2018 12:30 PM

    That's what people's expectation now.

    Janaki Tuesday, 13 February 2018 01:52 PM

    Please we request our President and PM not to allow Ali Baba and forty thieves to come to power

    Suriya Tuesday, 13 February 2018 02:10 PM

    Exactly. Wipe out Pro LTTE

    Please Tuesday, 13 February 2018 08:40 AM

    Embrace each other if you want to lead the country.

    johan Tuesday, 13 February 2018 08:59 AM

    Whatever it is ,the ruling parties must be cleaned first and go forward with the new leadership for the balance years without giving back to Joking Opponents (JO).The government should be very strong while implementing the policies. All people's aspirations should be fulfilled before 2020.We could not digest the ways, the existing government was ruling the country last 3years,In Sri Lankan history this is the first time we see a government without any skill or leadership qualities.

    Eds Tuesday, 13 February 2018 02:47 PM

    Without leadership qualities and skill u said? But yet u want them to continue. Well done buddy. Bravo!

    Premalal Tuesday, 13 February 2018 09:46 AM

    Lead man lead. This is why you were elected the President of this country. Arn't you tired of grovelling and waffling for three years?

    Deez Tuesday, 13 February 2018 08:57 PM

    You can’t ask a man who has leadership qualities to lead.

    Tax Payer Tuesday, 13 February 2018 12:17 PM

    Hope they discussed something more useful than the sugar level in a pack of Milo or providing wifi facilities...

    Sunil Tuesday, 13 February 2018 12:18 PM

    It is too late now. Both of you and your scammers have passed the point of no return.

    prasa2004 Tuesday, 13 February 2018 12:32 PM

    Please finish this saga today and move on as investors we are suffering your indecisiveness. How many years you two have left in your life? Spend the balance life in retirement for betterment of your next birth atleast

    Casanova Tuesday, 13 February 2018 12:40 PM

    Both of you don't look stressed as the most of the common people do after the election, pls do something, Sir RW, I have always voted for you, sorry to say that this time you must stepdown, you will be an ideal Foreign Minister or an advisor in house, the biggest mistake you did was not making leaders. Come out with an extra ordinary attainable short term strategy. God Bless.

    nazrey Tuesday, 13 February 2018 12:44 PM

    this is a protest vote agianst the govt. by UNPers. Ranil has great amount of weakness.. Let Ranil remain as PM and give to Karu the UNP ledaership. Let the UNP adopt a new party constitution like of BJP in India. Amir Sha is the leader of the BJP. and Modi is the PM. why being a Sinhalese still Ranil dont understand the feelings of Sinhalese. Ranil deliberately soft peddled all the inquiries of the corrupt, This is the first time divide and rule miserably failed. 2 more years to go. put all cases on fast track and sentence the wrong doers.

    Eds Tuesday, 13 February 2018 02:49 PM

    So the "protest" vote according to you, went to your chief opponents? Why not the JVP then? Nice theory .....

    Hadam Tuesday, 13 February 2018 01:46 PM

    Where is our saviour I don't know, I can't remember Ravi..?

    willowsd Tuesday, 13 February 2018 02:02 PM

    Only way forward at this moment is show some compassion - reduce the number of ministers, reduce all the luxury cars and expenses from the 225 MPs, put behind bars all the crooks, including UNP, SLFP, finally give some relief to mass.

    Steven Wednesday, 14 February 2018 03:50 PM

    I just don't understand why we need 225 MPs to run country of 21 million people. the United states and Australia has much lesser MP Panel than Sri Lanka..

    Piranha Tuesday, 13 February 2018 02:02 PM

    RW and MS time to pull up your socks

    Bodyguard Tuesday, 13 February 2018 02:40 PM

    This is clear verdict given for Bond Scam, nothing else. JO continuesly screaming until this this fate .Prime minister or any UNP senior have no any answer to justify the robbery. RK, you are superman to give this chance to JO without much hard work !

    UNP Tuesday, 13 February 2018 03:14 PM

    What ever said if you look at the results The UNP, UPFA and the SLFP together have fared better than the SLPPTotal votes received:SLPP 4,968,762Combined 5,213,470This is excluding the tamil votesTotal Percentage:SLPP 44.69%Combined 45.99%

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