NSC meetings not called after political crisis : Ranil

NSC meetings not called after political crisis : Ranil

NSC meetings not called after political crisis : Ranil

Written by Staff Writer

25 Feb, 2021 | 8:28 pm

COLOMBO (News1st): Former prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said that the then president Maithripala Sirisena had not convened National Security Council meetings after the political crisis in October 2018.

“After he dismissed me as Prime Minister, when Mahinda Rajapaksa was made prime minister for 52 days he did not invite him for the meeting either,” Wickremesinghe told an interview with a foreign media outlet.

He pointed out that the former president had only summoned ministerial meetings afterwards.

The former prime minister also observed that the presidential commission that probed the 2019 April 21st attacks had not made recommendations against him or his United National Party.

“The commission had to acknowledge that I was not informed and there is no finding against any other ministers from the United National Party,” he said.

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