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Jan 22, 2017

Mahinda should leave politics – US tells GL! Featured

US ambassador in Sri Lanka Atul Keshap has told the joint opposition that it would gain nothing by recognizing ex-president Mahinda Rajapaksa as its leader any further, ‘Sathhanda’ reports.

Mahinda has been informed by Prof. G.L. Peiris about the US diplomat’s view, who has also said the JO would be in trouble if it did not let go of the ex-president.

Keshap has also said that the US government could assist in realizing Mahinda’s hope of nurturing his son Namal as a national level leader.

Peiris announced details of the meeting he had with the US ambassador when the JO had a discussion at Mahinda’s official residence last week.

Meanwhile, ‘Irida Divaina’ reports that Mahinda is under pressure from the diplomatic mission of a powerful country and the intelligence service of a neighbouring nation to leave active politics.

Both have have meetings with a top official of the JO separately to inform it about their stand, noting that the ex-leader’s popularity has now taken a steep downturn.

If Mahinda takes a decision without delay, that will be good for his relatives and for their political future, they have added.

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