Independents discuss Interim Govt with Opposition


The 41-member independent group, led by the leaders of the 11-party group, has held discussions with all the Opposition parties during the last parliamentary week, on the formation of an Interim Government.

A leader of the group of 11 parties told Ceylon Today the discussions were held with each political party in the Opposition separately and were concluded on a positive note.

“The formation of an Interim Government and what the future course of action of such a government should be was discussed at length with all these parties,” he added.

Accordingly, the group has joined hands with the main opposition Samagi Jana Balawegaya, Jathika Jana Balawegaya, Ilankai Tamil Arasu Kachchi (Tamil National Alliance), other Tamil parties in the Opposition, the United National Party and Muslim political parties representing the Opposition, to form an interim government and plan for the future.

In addition to the Opposition parties, the Opposition Independent Group has held discussions with a group of Ambassadors in Colombo with positive results.