President Maithripala Sirisena visited the Medamulana residence of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa this morning to pay last respect to Chadra Tudor Rajapaksa, the younger brother of the former President.
Sirisena was first greeted by former Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa. Then former President Mahinda Rajapaksa also joined him.
President Sirisena was flanked by Minister of Higher Education and Cultural Affairs Wijeyadasa Rajapaksha.
This was the first time Sirisena visited the Medamulana residence of the Rajapaksas after he defected from the previous government in November, 2014.
Chandra Rajapaksa worked as the Private Secretary to the Minister of Ports and Shipping under the Rajapaksa government of which Sirisena was a senior minister.
He died in Tangalle earlier this week, at the age of 70.