Urgent Press Release
30. 10.2018

Mr. R. Sampanthan Member of Parliament, Leader of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) on the
request of Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksha met him this morning at his residence at Wijerama
Mawatha Colombo -07.

Mr Sampanthan did not meet Mr Mahinda Rajapaksha in any other capacity. No matter was
discussed at this meeting pertaining to the post of Leader of the Opposition. Any statement to
that effect is deliberately false.