All-party Govt. discussions: SLFP to meet President today

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  • SLFP believes all-party Govt. will be formed
  • Party had submitted nine-point proposal on proposed Govt. structure 
  • Final decision to be taken by SLFP Chairman, MPs and Executive Committee

By Maneshka Borham

Representatives of the Sri Lankan Freedom Party (SLFP) will meet President Ranil Wickremesinghe today for the second round of discussions on the setting up of an all-party Government. “We trust an all-party Government will be formed,” SLFP General Secretary Dayasiri Jayasekara said. 

“However, the final decision if to join the all-party Government will be taken collectively by the party Chairman, the parliamentary group and the Executive Committee,” he added. 

Today’s discussion follows the 29 July meeting between the SLFP led by former President Maithripala Sirisena and President Wickremesinghe at the Ministry of Finance.  

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party on the day submitted a nine-point proposal to President Ranil Wickremesinghe setting out a proposed structure for a future national Government.

Among the proposals set out the SLFP has suggested the establishment of a crisis management Cabinet and the inclusion of all members of Parliament in the attached committees for ministries, as well as the appointment of an advisory committee consisting of experts and intellectuals to each ministry. In a release, the party said it also presented its stance about the structure and responsibilities of the National Assembly to be established in the Parliament. 


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