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Friday, 16 February 2018 - 11:11
Update: Minister Susil's message to MR
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National Organizer of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party Minister Susil Premajayantha has met with former President Mahinda Rajapaksa at his official residence this morning (Feb. 16).

During the meeting, he has informed the former President that the United People’s Freedom Alliance is ready to form its own government by ousting the current Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe from office.

Several Joint Opposition leaders including Basil Rajapaksa, Dinesh Gunawardena, Wimal Weerawansa and Udaya Gammanpila also took part in the discussion.

MP, Vasudeva Nanayakkara who participated in the discussion said that former President Rajapaksa had also endorsed the UPFA proposal.

Later MPs Dinesh Gunawardena, Wimal Weerawansa, Kumara Welgama, Pavitra Wanniarachchi and Udaya Gammanpila held further discussions with President Maithripala Sirisena at his Official Residence.

Following the discussion, MP Dinesh Gunawardena said that they informed the President that Joint Opposition would extend unconditional support to form a new government.

Meanwhile, UNP sources revealed that a discussion is scheduled to take place between Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and senior Ministers of the UNP this afternoon.

In addition, the Prime Minister is scheduled to make a special statement later in the afternoon

Meanwhile, Jathika Hela Urumaya had stated that there is a need to be humble enough to recognize Podujana Peramuna led by former president Mahinda Rajapaksa as the main Opposition.

In a communiqué issued with the signature of party’s General Secretary Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka, the Jathika Hela Urumaya pointed out that the need of the hour is an urgent settlement to calm the current political climate.

Minister, Ranawaka further said that currently there is a need to form an alliance between the UNP and the new political force led by President Maithripala Sirisena in order to take the country forward.


Update : Friday, February 16, 2018 11.43
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Minister Susil meets MR

National Organiser of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party, Minister Susil Premajayantha has arrived at the official residence of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, a short while ago.

Meanwhile, the Joint Opposition MPs yesterday said they would support President Maithripala Sirisena unconditionally. 






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