JVP leader slams Maithri for meeting MR

“Both Rajapaksa and Sirisena issued statements saying they did not meet. They met at President Maithripala Sirisena’s house,” he said. Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake slammed President Maithripala Sirisena for having talks with former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.Dissanayake said that while Sirisena and Rajapaksa had denied that the meeting took place at the Speaker’s official residence, the meeting did take place last week at another location. He claimed that part of the secret talks was to stop arresting Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) members in order to ensure the SLFP wins the Parliament elections.The police Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) had questioned and arrested several SLFP members of the former Government over alleged fraud and corruption. (Colombo Gazette) Dissanayake noted that the public had on January 8 voted for Sirisena to remove Rajapaksa from power and yet now Sirisena is having secret talks with Rajapaksa. read more

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