Gota and Ranil meet and discuss security

Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa met former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at Temple Trees last night.

According to reports the meeting focused on the security of the former Prime Minister.

Rajapaksa had reportedly given Wickremesinghe an assurance over his security.

Rajapaksa went to Temple Trees as a nominee of The President and The Prime Minister on the invitation of Wickremesinghe, Rajapaksa’s spokesperson Milinda Rajapaksha said.

The meeting took place yesterday between 4.10 to 4.17 pm and was a closed door discussion and no other parties were present, the spokesman said.

He said that at the brief meeting, Wickremesinghe and Gotabaya Rajapaksa discussed measures to be taken to avoid any chaos and negativity perceptions from the international community that could unexpectedly erupt in the face of the prevailing volatile situation.

“Rajapaksa has mentioned that The President and The Prime Minister have garnered the confidence and support of the majority in Parliament. Mr. Wickremesinghe has in turn expressed that he too was confident of the support of the people to protect the democracy and supremacy of the Parliament and he is ready to prove it,” Milinda Rajapaksha said.(Colombo Gazette)