A meeting is to take place between UNP leader Ranil Wickremasinghe and President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa today (17).
This is as a result of a telephone conversation yesterday (16) between the two, regarding the Covid-19 situation in the country.
Wickramasinghe has left Colombo to attend the funeral of the father of UNP Deputy Leader Akila Viraj Kariyawasam and is scheduled to meet the President on his return.
UNP Chairman Vajira Abeywardena, in a Facebook post has also confirmed the meeting set for today, stating that the UNP stance regarding the current crisis will be be presented to the President.
Sajith’s group disturbed by news
Meanwhile, Sajith Premadasa’s group has reportedly asked media institutions supportive towards them to publish news stating the meeting between Wickremasinghe and the President is regarding his joining the ruling party.