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My meeting Namal was not pre-planned: Harin

31 August 2014 12:22 pm - 12     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


United National Party (UNP) Uva Province chief ministerial candidate Harin Fernando said today he did not have any secret meeting with United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa but only met him accidently.

“My meeting Mr. Rajapaksa was neither preplanned nor secret,” Mr. Fernando said responding to a question asked by Daily Mirror on recent media reports that he had secretly met Mr. Rajapaksa.  

He said he bumped in to Mr. Rajapaksa while on his way to attend a rally at Uva Paranagama.

“My casual meeting with Mr. Rajapaka did not even last for five minutes,” Mr. Fernando said.

He said Mr. Rajapaksa had wished him well stating that he would be the next chief minister of Uva province.

Mr. Fernando said he was confident that the party’s Hambantota District MP Sajith Premadasa would participate in the election campaign.

However he said Mr. Premadasa had not confirmed the dates, on which he would attend the rallies in the Monaragala Districts, either to him or to MP Ranjith Madduma Bandara. (YP)

  Comments - 12

  • Labby Sunday, 31 August 2014 12:33 PM

    Why is this such a big issue? Can't opposing politicians talk among each other without others getting unnecessarily getting suspicious ?

    Citizen Sunday, 31 August 2014 01:43 PM

    Mr. Harin,
    You have the right to talk with any one, there is no rule in our country that you cannot talk with certain personal. this is democratic country but number one in OPA DHUPA .

    So go and talk with any body and win the Uva race. My best wishes for a young man like you.

    Phantom Sunday, 31 August 2014 02:03 PM

    [quote name="Labby"]Why is this such a big issue? Can't opposing politicians talk among each other without others getting unnecessarily getting suspicious ?[/quote]
    NO! This is Sri Lanka and when they happen to meet like that something must be going down-period!!

    Dr Najimudeen Sunday, 31 August 2014 02:38 PM

    There is nothing wrong in meeting an opposition politician.,so long as Harin has no plans to cross over to the government.

    La vérité en fin Sunday, 31 August 2014 03:19 PM

    Mr. Rajapaksa?

    malij Monday, 01 September 2014 03:37 AM

    Dayasiri ge adi pare yanawada???

    peace Monday, 01 September 2014 10:04 AM

    Snakes knew snakes leg

    ukkuwa Monday, 01 September 2014 12:43 PM

    Dawal migel Ra Daniel.

    mount Monday, 01 September 2014 12:46 PM

    KARU the man show the path to UNP how to JUMP

    junior citizen Monday, 01 September 2014 08:00 AM

    'BUMPED IN TO' RAJAPAKSE ?...At a UPFA MP's house eh ?...Harin, Harin Will you bump in to Temple Trees in the near future ?

    Suq Madique Monday, 01 September 2014 12:39 PM

    Guilty conscience pricking?

    Mamai Raja Tuesday, 02 September 2014 12:43 PM

    Mr Harin. What was the amount on the cheque Or was it a blank cheque All best see you soon with a blue shirt. via DM Android App

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