President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has extended an invitation to form an all-party government comprising all political parties represented in the Parliament.
A statement from the President’s Media Division issued today (29) noted that the President extended the invitation during a meeting with leaders and representatives of political parties that represented the government after the 2020 General Elections but have now decided to remain independent.
Attention was drawn to the need to form a National Consensus Government to continue the activities of the government and to appoint a National Council with the participation of the leaders of the political parties represented in Parliament as its initial step.
The President said that he would agree to the points contained in the common proposal presented by the party representatives if all political parties supported it.
Former President Maithripala Sirisena, Nimal Siripala de Silva, Susil Premajayantha, Vasudeva Nanayakkara, Wimal Weerawansa, Udaya Gammanpila, Mahinda Amaraweera, Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe, Tissa Vitarana, W.D.J. Seneviratne, Dayasiri Jayasekara, Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thera, Lasantha Alagiyawanna, Nimal Lanza, Jayantha Samaraweera, Jayarathna Herath, Tiran Alles, Jagath Pushpakumara, Nalin Fernando, M.M. Athaullah, Gevindu Kumaratunga, Weerasumana Weerasinghe and Asanka Navarathna were present at the discussion.