Proposals for Interim Govt met with favourable responses – Weerawansa

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The proposal for the appointment of an Interim Government was met with favourable responses by both the President and Prime Minister, former Minister of Industries Wimal Weerawansa said.

Speaking to the media this afternoon (03), Weerawansa explained that he, together with other representatives of the 11 constituent parties met with both President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, during which they had called for either an all-party or multi-party agreement for an Interim Government.

Former Minister of Energy Udaya Gammanpila, Minister of Water Supply Vasudeva Nanayakkara, and MP Tiran Alles were also present at the meeting, Weerawansa said.

“The public has lost faith in the existing Cabinet. The country is going through many conflicts where we cannot wait till another election to solve them. Therefore, the best solution according to the Constitution is to establish an Interim Government by dissolving this Cabinet. Then a new Cabinet should be appointed after discussions with all parties. The main purpose of establishing this Interim Government is to solve the existing issues of the public, immediately and then holding an election,” Weerawansa said during a party meeting on Friday (01).