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Discussions between the Chief Ministers and former president Mahinda Rajapaksa had been concluded without any agreement reaching upon, Central Province Chief Minister Sarath Ekanayake said today.

Chief Ministers of six Provinces representing the SLFP outside the North and East met former President Mahinda Rajapaksa this morning at his official residence at Wijerama Mawatha, Colombo to discuss the strategies for the restoration of unity among party circles before the upcoming Local Government and Provincial Council elections.

However, North Central Chief Minister Peshala Jayarathna did not participate at the meeting.

Mr. Ekanayake said Prof. G.L Peiris, Bandula Gunawardena, Gamini Lokuge, Johnston Fernando and Prasanna Ranatunga had participated with former president to the meeting.    

“We have discussed several matters, including present situation at the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP). We couldn't come to an agreement with former President and other members during today’s meeting. They had not agree with this government’s policy. However the discussion ended leaving room for further meetings,” he said

He said President Maithripala Sirisena had been informed about the meeting and said they would brief the President regarding the outcome of the meeting.

Meanwhile, Western Province Chief Minister Isura Devcapriya said the meeting was successful however failed to reach an agreement saying that such issues could not be sorted out with just one meeting. (Darshana Sanjeewa)

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  • Johan Sunday, 22 January 2017 05:17 PM

    Yes that would have been one of the main agenda, dropping all charges against all former thieves and closing the FCID

    Madiya Sunday, 22 January 2017 05:18 PM

    The "Ali Baba" meeting. Beware!

    Kukabura Monday, 23 January 2017 11:11 AM

    If MR is a repealed person why on earth MS seeks his support for the election.

    Leonard Monday, 23 January 2017 12:36 PM

    Mona meeting da bun oya horath ekka !

    Eds Monday, 23 January 2017 01:25 PM

    You just involuntarily answered your own question!

    Eds Monday, 23 January 2017 01:27 PM

    No hopper eaters, no back stabbers, no traitors and most certain no UNP slaves!The masses are with you dear Prez.

    usaguy Monday, 23 January 2017 01:31 PM

    president should dissolve all provincial councils and hold election at the same time as the LG election. Then people will decide and see results of 2 years of yahapalanaya. via DM Android App

    Bubble Banda Monday, 23 January 2017 02:34 PM

    Action should be taken by the President against these rubbish CM's.

    TONY Monday, 23 January 2017 08:52 AM

    MS STRONGLY BELIEVE HE WILL NOT GIVE IN TO MR AND VICE VERSA. THEREFORE, ANY RECONCILIATION IS NOT POSSIBLE

    Casanova Monday, 23 January 2017 09:03 AM

    pooooooof

    Jagath Leanage Sunday, 22 January 2017 01:20 PM

    Hope mr can remember what happened during his tenner when opposition call for such meetings to topple regime and what he did .

    Jagath Leanage Sunday, 22 January 2017 01:22 PM

    There are agents (spies) of ms , I believe in this lot .

    Raz Sunday, 22 January 2017 01:27 PM

    Who is spying for whom via DM Android App

    Jan Monday, 23 January 2017 09:21 AM

    MR CM whats there talk with Defeated MR group we gave MS 62% to fulfill our diffcuilities not to fulfill their wishes via DM Android App

    TONY Monday, 23 January 2017 06:12 PM

    MR THINKS SLFP IS HIS PARTY AND OTHERS SHOULD OBEY AND WORSHIP HIM

    Sambo Monday, 23 January 2017 09:32 AM

    I just can't understand as to why these ministers are running behind a person discarded by the public. What say does he have.

    Harith Sunday, 22 January 2017 02:11 PM

    With the local government elections to be held very soon, the politicians from these areas knows that their voter base will reduce unless both MS and MR unite.

    Bala Sunday, 22 January 2017 02:25 PM

    So they did not agree with this government’s policy of punishing the crooks. Obvious with attendees Prof. G.L Peiris, Bandula Gunawardena, Gamini Lokuge, Johnston Fernando and Prasanna Ranatunga - all crooked.

    ceylon Monday, 23 January 2017 06:59 PM

    mahi want to be the richest in the world. via DM Android App

    Nana Sunday, 22 January 2017 03:59 PM

    How clean yahapalana? Start with bond scam


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