Chandrika Kumaratunge to meet Samaraweera

[TamilNet, Monday, 13 August 2007, 02:11 GMT]
Ms Chandrika Kumaratunge, former President of Sri Lanka for two terms from 1994 till 2005, returned to Colombo from UK Sunday and is scheduled to hold talks with Mr.Mangala Samaraweera, leader the Peoples Wing of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), regarding current political situation Monday evening at her Horagolla residence, media sources said.

She telephoned Mr.Mangala Samaraweera soon after her arrival in Colombo and is reported have discussed her future political activities.

Mr. Mangala Samaraweera told media persons that Ms Kumaratunge would also meet Mr.Ranil Wickremasinghe to discuss the political situation but the date for such meeting was not finalized yet.

Mr.Samaraweera further said that Ms Kumaratunge would be meeting senior leaders of the SLFP before the end of the month. She is to deliver a speech on the 48th death anniversary event of late Prime Minister Mr.S.W.R.D.Bandaranaike that falls on September 26. The event is to be held at Horagolla. Senior leaders of the SLFP are expected to attend the event.

Late Mr.Bandaranaike held the post of Prime Minister from 1956- 1959 and was assassinated by a Buddhist monk

Mr.Samaraweera predicted that some changes could be witnessed in the country's political scene in September.

 

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