October 30, 2018 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.