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President Ranil Wickremesinghe is reported to have contacted former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to discuss arrangements for his return to the country, Daily Mirror learns.

This followed a request by the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna ( SLPP ) National Organizer Basil Rajapaksa at a recent meeting with the president. 

Basil Rajapaksa called on the president in this regard and asked for the facilitation of early return of the former president who is currently in Thailand after fleeing the country in the face of public protests for his resignation from office on July 9, 2022.

However, he will not return on August 24 despite speculation otherwise. The date of his arrival is not yet confirmed.(Kelum Bandara)


  Comments - 16

  • Meera Monday, 22 August 2022 08:29 AM

    We are waiting Gota to come, may be after his arrival he will be counting his days to go to gallows, this is confirmed, next is Mahinda and you Ranil.

    EMZO TEAM Monday, 22 August 2022 08:33 AM

    We got to know that you are going to arrange 600 Batalanda Army to protect Gota whom you sent to attack the peaceful protectors. You will see fire works at Gota's home again.

    T.R. Reema Monday, 22 August 2022 08:37 AM

    Ranil just for your information, next Aragalaya-Phase 2 Weerawansa/Gamampilla's gangsters will join with us to combat your Tri-forces and Ranil Rajapakshes Police.

    Rodney Perera [Weerawansa's right hand] Monday, 22 August 2022 08:44 AM

    Weerawansa's Maharagama meeting on the 4th Sept. is based on their plan to destroy Basil and Gota, do you know that Ranil.

    Dieter Ulrich, Germany Monday, 22 August 2022 11:08 AM

    Mr. Rajapaksa is democratically elected. If you want to get rid of this government you should wait until the next elections. That is how democracy works, right?

    Ranjan Monday, 22 August 2022 11:09 AM

    Who cares whether he returns or not. That should not be the main agenda to discuss when there are many burning issues to be solved in the country which were created by this ex President

    Jacoob Vedha Mahaththayo Monday, 22 August 2022 11:46 AM

    After all he ran out to see a vedha mahaththya nathatha according to his bro . After completing his treatment he is coming back . What is the bid deal ...

    Funny democracy of Ranil Monday, 22 August 2022 12:47 PM

    Yes bless him to arrest each and every protesters involved in the recent past under PTA and allow all those ministers MPs and thugs of Rajapakshas who attacked the protesters scot-free and show the world what sort of democracy we have in this country.

    Kannangara Mudalige Monday, 22 August 2022 01:05 PM

    @Meera, what made you think that the leftovers of Prabakaran and LTTE rule this country?

    Nihal S Monday, 22 August 2022 01:17 PM

    I hope some one is making plans to recover the public money used to build the parents monument. The courts already determined it was a misuse of public funds and Gotabaya was asked to refund. He paid part and then the court order was cancelled using immunity available to the President. Please our legal community - initiate actions, this is a straight forward case.

    Disgusted citizen Monday, 22 August 2022 07:21 PM

    Ranil is the worst of all the Bastards this country has ever produced. He needs to be neutralized and all power taken away from this useless nincompoop. I hope the IMF, the world bank and all donor countries note what is taking place in the country and send one penny till this Bastard Ranil is neutralized. Pity they did not burn him and not his home.

    Pamela Solomons Monday, 22 August 2022 08:11 PM

    Way waste precious time on a EX President who fled the country after dragging the country down and resigning from Singapore??. Ranil should have negotiated with the Singapore PM to extradite GOTA when we had the chance. All Gota did was build up his, his family and those he used to get the ill gotten monies out of the country, this is how he and members of his family have all become multi millionaires, end result masses are suffering. The country needs a General Election asap, as the Citizens of Sri Lanka need to elect their President and Members of Parliament. WhenWillTheyEverLearn

    Amrita Nanda Monday, 22 August 2022 10:07 PM

    He has every right to return to Sri Lanka. There is no doubt he made mistakes and those mistakes mainly contributed for the present problem. But it is not completely fair to blame him alone for the present crisis. The previous governments should also be blamed. It should also be remembered he was in office during a bad time of pandemic. However, there is no doubt that he was inefficient president.

    GHT Monday, 22 August 2022 10:33 PM

    Sir, your presence is vital at this juncture, if not returned home, the country will be handed over to LTTE TERRORIST, initial steps have been taken in this regard.

    Dilani Dias Tuesday, 23 August 2022 01:08 AM

    Look at it this way; Having him back in the island is better than him carousing around the world, all paid for by the government with our valuable dollars. Justice can be dealt out after that. Ranil can't stop that.

    lasanda Tuesday, 23 August 2022 10:02 AM

    He is a democratically elected president. He should not have left in the first place. He has the privilege to come to his own homeland anytime. People are still with him!


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