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‘People now know who had secret deals with the US’

Ports and Shipping and Southern Development Minister Sagala Ratnayaka yesterday said that people are now aware who has hidden deals with the United States.

“Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna representatives had a meeting with US officials prior to declaration of its Presidential candidate while levelling allegations at us that we have had a secret deal with the US,” the Minister said.

He was speaking after commissioning a number of development projects in Beralapanathara in Urubokka yesterday.

Minister Ratnayaka said government members have been meeting US government representatives at the diplomatic level and have not had any secret deals with them.

He said that he had received an invitation to attend the opening of housing projects in Badulla district on Monday.

“I was able to attend only one opening ceremony. It was a housing project in the Moneragala district undertaken at my request and this project was funded by the National Policies Ministry.

Commenting on the party’s Presidential candidate, Minister Ratnayaka said there is a procedure to select the Presidential candidate. “We will declare the candidate after following this procedure. Party members would work for the chosen candidate’s victory,” he said.

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