Former Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, former President’s Secretary Lalith Weeratunga, former Secretary to the Ministry of Highways Ranjith Premasiri and Secretary to the Ministry of Finance P.B. Jayasundara have had special discussions with President Maithripala Sirisena on the 27th say reports.
They have met the President separately but details regarding the discussions have not been revealed.
Messrs Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, Lalith Weeratunga and P.B. Jayasundara are being questioned by the Presidential Commission of Inquiry to Investigate and Inquire into Serious Acts of Fraud, Corruption and Abuse of Power (PRECIFAC) and many have expressed their surprise as they are meeting the President during such questioning.
Meanwhile, a weekend newspaper has reported that President Maithripala Sirisena had informed relevant sections not to summon former state officials without his knowledge and inconvenience them by questioning.