Will not accept posts in All-Party Govt – Maithri

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Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Chairman MP Maithripala Sirisena said he has no intention of seeking any posts in a proposed future All-Party Government to be formed by President Ranil Wickremesinghe.

He stated that if any invitations are received by the SLFP to be involved in the establishment of such an administration he will discuss it with the Central Committee of the party and pave the way for other MPs of the party to accept such posts.

But, he maintained that he will not lay claim to any portfolios of an All-Party Government.

The former President added that he does not condone the assault on a group of protesters at the Galle Face Green at dawn on 22 July.

He insisted that when the protesters had consented to hand over the Presidential Secretariat by the afternoon of the said date, the attack directed at the protesters is regrettable.

By Savani Sheshadhi