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Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe (2nd R) arrives to visit the site of a bomb attack at St. Anthony's Shrine in Kochchikade in Colombo on April 21, 2019. - A string of blasts ripped through high-end hotels and churches holding Easter services in Sri Lanka on April 21, killing at least 156 people, including 35 foreigners. (Photo by ISHARA S. KODIKARA / AFP) (Photo credit should read ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

February 14 (LBO) – Former tourism Anura Bandaranaike may come back to the government with the aviation portfolio, a senior government minister said. Newsdesk Updated

. Bandaranaike Wednesday met President Rajapakse in the company of Minister Dinesh Gunewardene and Western Province Governor Alavi Moulana a spokesman from the presidential secretariat said.

The meeting was cordial he said, without commenting on what ministry if any Bandaranaike may get.

Bandaranaike was sacked from his National Heritage portfolio last week along with former aviation minister Mangala Samaraweera and minister without portfolio Sripathi Suriarachchi.

Just before the sacking Bandaranaike made a hard hitting speech in parliament after he allegedly received threatening calls.

As the brother of former President Chandrika Kumaratunga, and son of party founder S W R D Bandaranaike, the family commands substantial support from the Sri Lanka Freedom grassroots, political analysts say.

Samaraweera and Suriarachchi have called a press conference for Thursday.