A secret meeting had been held between President Maithripala Sirisena and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the residence of former Minister S.B. Dissanayake’s residence, according to reliable political sources.
These sources said that Basil Rajapaksa and Gotabhaya Rajapaksa had also participated in this meeting.
The recently revealed conspiracy to assassinate the President and members of the Rajapaksa family and efforts being taken to hide the details of this plot had also been discussed at length at this meeting.
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa is said to have revealed many details regarding this plot, hitherto not known, to President Maithripala Sirisena.
This cordial meeting is of significance at a time when discussions had been held at the UPFA Executive Committee meeting for the SLFP to leave the government and form a caretaker government together with the Joint Opposition.