A special discussion was held today between Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa and former President and Chairman of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party Maithripala Sirisena.
The discussion took place at the office of the Opposition Leader at Colombo 07.
Proposed constitutional reforms and several other matters were reportedly discussed.
Speaking to media after talks with the Former President, Opposition Leader Premadasa said the liquidity of the local banking system must be secured, if the economy is to be safeguarded.
MP Premadasa said the issue was a matter of dollars and cents in the short run.
However, the Parliamentarian said the country must secure a lump sum of USD 10-12 million, which will act as a boost to the local economy and provide the public some relief.
Despite an all-party government coming into power, the Opposition Leader said politicians cannot secure the public’s right to life if they lack sufficient funds to operate the economy.
Also speaking to media, former President Sirisena said he directed a letter to the Russian President pertaining to the recent grounding of an Aeroflot flight in Sri Lanka.
The former President said Sri Lanka had good ties with Russia since the past from the purchase of MiG aircraft and weapons during the conflict to bilateral trade ties.
Sirisena said the President informed him that he is due to visit Russia in the near future, adding that the matter will be discussed and settled then.
The former President said under such circumstances it is evident that Sri Lanka doesn’t have a clear foreign policy.