The controversial statements that Minister Sarath Fonseka is reported to have made regarding the decision to support Maithripala Sirisena’s presidential campaign has now spawned a new controversy with Cabinet Spokesperson Minister Rajitha Senaratne saying the Fonseka had apologized to the President while Fonseka insists he did nothing of the sort.
Senaratne briefing the media on cabinet decisions stated that Minister Fonseka had expressed his regrets over the statement he made saying that the decision taken to make Maithripala Sirisena the presidential candidate was a mistake
However, a missive from Fonseka’s ministry countered this claim, maintaining that Fonseka had only met the President and the Prime Minister to discuss about the recent political issues based on a proposal made by the Premier.
“At the meeting, the President has said the prevailing issues could be discussed between him and the Minister in order to arrive at solutions instead of making statements about such issues to the media or at public meetings. Apart from this, no discussion was made with regard to any apology,” the statement said.