Basil seeks favor from President in return for support

The Sri Lankan Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) has asked President Ranil Wickremesinghe to facilitate the return of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to Sri Lanka.

The request had been made by the SLPP during a meeting with the President at the President’s Secretariat recently.

Expressing his views, SLPP’s national organiser former minister Basil Rajapaksa assured the President the party will provide their fullest support to the President to build the country by solving the current economic crisis.

Rajapaksa had also requested that former President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa should be allowed to return to the island safely. Political sources say this was the main request the party had for the President.

At the meeting, the SLPP was represented by Prasanna Ranatunga, Sagara Kariyawasam, Rohitha Abeygunawardena, Johnston Fernando, and Pavitra Wanniarachchi, Namal Rajapaksa and Sanjeeva Edirimanna while Sagala Ratnayake, Vajira Abeywardena, Ruwan Wijaywardena and Shamal Senarath were also in attendance.