China DailyA supporter of Sri Lanka's main opposition candidate, Maithripala Sirisena, gestures with a poster as people celebrate in Colombo after President Mahinda Rajapaksa conceded defeat in the country's presidential election on Friday. Munir Uz Zaman / Agence France-Presse
President Maithripala Sirisena has not been briefed on the contents of the UNHRC resolution on Sri Lanka and that is why he makes contradictory statements on it, former external affairs minister G.L. Peiris said.
Common opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena who kicked off his campaign in Kandy today pledged to appoint a special commission to look into corruption by the leaders of the present regime if he is elected.
Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva today claimed that several common opposition members including presidential candidate Maithripala Sirisena had secretly met representatives of the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) in Singapore.