The President’s Media Division, on Friday, denied media reports alleging that a meeting between President Maithripala Sirisena and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa took place at the Speaker’s residence on Thursday night.
Minister of Housing and Samurdhi, Sajith Premadasa, at an event held to distribute a financial aid to the Siyambalaweva Agrarian Society in Tissamaharama, also denied the allegation that a meeting between the former president Mahinda Rajapaksa and President Maithripala Sirisena took place on Thursday. Minister Sajith Premadasa went on to ask his supporters not to lose faith in the president.
He added that there has been continuous phone calls since morning asking whether the president and the former President met with each other and inquire as to what they spoke about. He stated that President Maithripala must be trusted and that he is not person who forgets the past: and if he did, he would not have risen up to become the president of the country from the smallest and lowest level.
He further added that all those who worked towards ensuring President Maithripala Sirisena’s victory must not abandon their trust in the current President under any circumstance, and that he will never betray the citizens of our country.