Dec 25, 2018

Basil denies meeting president’s emissaries Featured

SLPP founder Basil Rajapaksa has denied meeting two presidential emissaries, as reported previously by Sri Lanka Mirror, to discuss fielding incumbent Maithripala Sirisena as the joint presidential candidate of the SLFP and his party.

Basil Rajapaksa told Sri Lanka Mirror that he had not met either Shiral Lakthilake of Malith Jayatilake recently for any reason.

If president Sirisena needs to discuss such a matter, he could directly deal with me, he said.

Furthermore, the SLPP empowered Mahinda Rajapaksa about six months ago with naming their presidential candidate, said Basil Rajapaksa.

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