Meeting of opposition and UNP: Ven. Rathana Thero’s plight discussed

Meeting of opposition and UNP: Ven. Rathana Thero’s plight discussed

Meeting of opposition and UNP: Ven. Rathana Thero’s plight discussed

Written by Staff Writer

03 Jun, 2019 | 3:47 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st) – Leader of the opposition Mahinda Rajapaksa and prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe met today(June 03) to discuss several important matters.

The meeting commenced at around 9.30 am this morning. Minister Mangala Samaraweera and Non-Cabinet Minister Harsha de Silva joined the discussions with the Prime Minister, representing the UNP while MPs Udaya Gammanpila. Dinesh Gunawardena, Bandula Gunawardena, Susil Premajayanth and Gamini Lokuge joined the discussions with the opposition leader Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Several other state sector officials including the Governor of the Central Bank Dr Indrajit Coomaraswamy also joined the discussions.

Following the discussion, several participants shed light on the matters which were discussed.

Mahinda Rajapaksa noted that they discussed the issues regarding Ven. Rathana Thero’s continuous fasting and providing compensations via banks to the industries impacted following the 04/21 attacks. He added that they did not talk about politics at the meeting.

Mangala Samaraweera, Minister of Finance said that they discussed on the concession packages they were going to offer to the affected. He added that everyone was in favour of his suggestions.

 

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