SLPP to support formation of all-party Govt

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The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) will extend its fullest support for the establishment of an All-Party Government, Party General Secretary Sagara Kariyawasam said.

He added that former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa initially proposed the establishment of an All-Party Government and invited all Political Parties for such purpose, noting however that he did not receive a favourable response.

Kariyawasam noted that the Party stance however remains the same, adding that all Political Parties should discuss on a mechanism on how an All-Party Government can be formed.

He stated the initial proposal for the establishment of an All-Party Government was made in order to overcome the economic crisis, adding that it would still be viable.

Kariyawasam further said, however, that such concept is new to the country and that there is no Constitutional provisions in this regard, adding thereby that a mechanism should be formulated to determine the functions of the All-Party Government.

Previously, Chairman of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), former President Maithripala Sirisena, in a set of proposals presented to President Ranil Wickremesinghe, also focused on the need to establish an All-Party Government to solve the crises while expressing willingness to support such move.          

BY Faadhila Thassim