Rajapakse invites Wickremesinghe for talks

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 20 April 2010, 03:45 GMT]
President Mahinda Rajapakse and Mr. Ranil Wickremesinghe, leader of the main opposition United National Party (UNP) Monday morning held a one-to-one discussion at Temple Trees. The talks between them centered on several issues related to the inaugural event of the first session of the seventh parliament. The new parliament is scheduled to meet on April 22 to elect a Speaker. One of the issues discussed by the two leaders is the nomination of Chamal Rajapakse, eldest brother of President Mahinda Rajapakse, for the post of Speaker without contest, media sources claimed.

Chamal Rajapakse held the post of Minister of Ports and Shipping in the outgoing cabinet.

Mr. Mahinda Rajapakse holding talks with Mr. Ranil Wickremesinghe has fuelled speculation in political circles.

 

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