Maithri, Mahinda hold crucial discussion

6 August 2019 10:28 am - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa and President Maitripala Sirisena had a crucial discussion last night with regards to the formation of an alliance in view of the upcoming presidential elections, informed sources said.

The talks were held in a cordial atmosphere and informed sources said that it was successful. Sources also said the President had indicated that he would direct the SLFP on how the ongoing talks between the SLFP and the SLPP should continue.

The one to one meeting between President Maitripala Sirisena and Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa took place while preparations were being made for the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) convention to be held on Sunday (11) where it is expected for Rajapaksa to take over the leadership of the SLPP and name former Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa as the party’s presidential candidate.

There were also reports earlier that there would be a meeting between President Sirisena and Gotabhaya Rajapaksa in the near future. 

  Comments - 6

  • chandra Tuesday, 06 August 2019 11:59 AM

    No Chance to Prez. from SLPP.

    Lion Tuesday, 06 August 2019 01:11 PM

    Discussion would have been centered around how to maintain their positions including their families.

    Vajj Tuesday, 06 August 2019 05:03 PM

    No issue as long as someone is there to look after our families.

    True Lankan Tuesday, 06 August 2019 04:52 PM

    There need to be new leaders... both of these including their families need to be sent home... they think SL is their dowry.... wake up people

    Do a independent survey Tuesday, 06 August 2019 06:28 PM

    Discussion for what? Fool

    Mandayan Tuesday, 06 August 2019 08:11 PM

    Let's do what UNP did to us in 2015. Get Sajith out and nominate.

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