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Thursday, 10 August 2017 - 8:11
Minister Ravi meets the President and the Prime Minister; Decision on no confidence motion today
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Minister of foreign affairs, Ravi Karunanayake met with the president and prime minister at the president’s secretariats office yesterday.

In addition to our news team receiving confirmation of this meeting taking palace from State Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena, our correspondents personally witnessed Minister Ravi Karunanayake , Rajitha Senaratne and  Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe enter the premises of the Presidents Secretariats Office yesterday.

It was noted however that Minister Karunanayake was not present at the cabinet meeting that was held at the Presidents Secretariats Office on Wednesday morning.

Government ministers of the SLFP had met with the President and Premier  earlier in the day, and had requested that Minister Ravi Karunanayake be asked to resign or have him removed from the post.

Meanwhile, with regard to the no confidence motion filed against minister Karunanayake, the date that the debate will take place,  is to be decided at the party leaders meeting today.

Ruling party Chief Convener Minister Gayantha Karunathilaka noted that the party leaders meeting will be held at 4 pm today.

The leader of the Joint opposition MP Dinesh Gunawardena says that he hopes to express his views regarding the no confidence motion filed against the  Minister at the meeting today.

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