A visit paid by Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne to former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa last week created a stir in the media as well as in the political circles.
The meeting at the Durdans Hospital in Colombo 3 where Rajapaksa is receiving medical treatment had reportedly lasted for about two hours.
Much was speculated about the meeting. However, Senaratne has told the media that he visited Rajapaksa since he is an 'old friend'.
Rajapaksa is facing allegations of irregular use of public funds.