Maithripala Sirisena to make a special statement today

Maithripala Sirisena to make a special statement today

Colombo: President Maithripala Sirisena is scheduled to make a special statement this afternoon (14), the President’s Media Division (PMD) said upon query by Lankapuvath National News Agency.

Sources close to President Maithripala Sirisena told The New Indian Express that because of the inclusion of his rival, Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, in the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) list, the President will be “neutral” in the elections and not come out openly in support of the UPFA, though he is its Chairman.
(Via Lankapuvath)

Related Post

Former Sri Lanka army chief says he would welcome war crime investigation
views 52
Sri Lanka’s wartime army chief says his conscience is clear and he would welcome a war crimes investigation to prove his innocence. “The allegations ...
Asian Migrants Say Australia Paid Smugglers to Turn Back
views 62
Indonesia’s foreign minister on Saturday demanded answers from Canberra over claims that Australian officials paid thousands of dollars to turn a boat...
Indonesia questions Australia on boat with 54 Srilankans
views 54
Australia would have stooped to a “new low” if reports its navy paid people-smugglers bound for Australia thousands of dollars to turn back their boat...
Rajapaksa Concedes Defeat in Sri Lanka Presidential Vote
views 40
Mahinda Rajapaksa conceded defeat in Sri Lanka’s presidential election, handing power to Maithripala Sirisena after a decade in power. "He has spok...
Sri Lanka rivals await presidential election results
views 46
Composite image of President Mahinda Rajapaksa (left) and Maithripala Sirisena. The two rivals were close allies before the current election Sri Lanka...

SHARE WHAT YOU THINK