The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) speaking at a discussion held with President Ranil Wickremesinghe today (18) urged that the safe return of former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa be guaranteed.
The discussion was held at the Presidential Secretariat this evening.
Speaking at the discussion, National Organiser of the SLPP former Minister Basil Rajapaksa noted that the SLPP will extend its fullest support to the President in the mission to rebuild the country by resolving the economic crisis.
He added that ex President Rajapaksa’s safe return to the island must be guaranteed, revealing that it is the SLPP’s most important request from the government including President Wickremesinghe.
The same request has been made on several occasions by Venerable Iththepane Dhammalankara Thero and other Maha Sangha.
Prasanna Ranatunga, Sagara Kariyawasam, Rohitha Abeygunawardena, Johnston Fernando, Pavithra Wanniarachchi, Namal Rajapaksa and Sanjeewa Edirimanna attended the discussion on behalf of the SLPP.
Sagala Ratnayake, Vajira Abeywardena, Ruwan Wijewardena and Shamal Seneviratne attended the meeting on behalf of the President. Several other UNP envoys including former MPs Akila Viraj Kariyawasam, Range Bandara and Prof. Ashu Marasinghe were also to attend the meeting but unable to due to being not well.