11 Parties appoint committees


BY Vineetha M. Gamage

At a meeting held on 16 April, with the participation of the leaders of the 11 Parties affiliated to the Government, steps were taken to appoint committees to discuss proposals for an Interim Government, with other parties present in Parliament.

According to a member of one of the parties, the committees appointed by them will hold discussions with all parties represented in Parliament, including the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna, the United National Party, and the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress.

He also said that the 11 Parties had decided to hold talks with 

Sri Lankan Embassies in seven countries that had close ties to Sri Lanka, and that he hopes to discuss with them.

When asked about the 11 Parties’ stance on the no-confidence motion to be handed over to the Speaker in Parliament by the Samagi Jana Balawegaya, the representative said they could not sign a document unless they knew what was stated. He stressed that they would consider the facts presented and then decide whether or not to sign.