Tamil Diplomat

Maithripala returns to Colombo

Main opposition presidential candidate Maithripala Sirisena returned to his home in Colombo from Polonnaruwa, this morning.

Earliar on press secretary Vijayananda Herath was quoted by local media as saying The president met with former prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe this morning.

The president concedes defeat and will ensure a smooth transition of power bowing to the wishes of the people.” Opposition lawmaker Harsha de Silva was quoted in an AFP report as saing transitional arrangements were being discussed with Mr Rajapaksa and that Mr Wickremesinghe had “guaranteed him and his family security”.