Colombo, April 29 (newsin.asia): Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Friday reiterated his call for the formation of a government comprising all parties represented in the parliament.
The President gave this call at a discussion held at the President’s House with party leaders and representatives who are now operating independently in parliament.
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 all political parties represented in parliament as its initial step.
The President stated that he would agree to the points contained in the common proposal presented by the party representatives if all political parties supported it.
It was also decided to nominate five representatives from among those who took part in the discussion, to take forward the mechanism of forming an all-party government.
Discussions were held on formulating a systematic program after obtaining the views of other political parties in parliament, including the ruling Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna .
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.