"President Was In Adjacent Room When MR Met Me": PM Denies 'Secrecy' Of Closed Door Meeting

December 06, 2015

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had said the closed door meeting with former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was not a "secret one". 

 "It was the first time I met him for a chat after the Parliamentary election. There was no 'secrecy' involved in the meeting," the Prime Minister has told his close associates on Sunday. 

"When I met the former President in Parliament, President Maithripala Sirisena was in the adjacent room. I had nothing to hide," Wickremesinghe has further added. 

Wickremesinghe met Rajapaksa last Friday in Parliament following a request made by the latter. There was no exact information about matters that were discussed at the meeting. 

However, the timing of the meeting was crucial as it happened a day after the release of the JMO report on the death of former Rugby player Wasim Thajudeen. The report confirmed that the Rugby player was murdered after assaulting him with a blunt weapon. 

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