Sajith officially accepts Ranil’s invitation

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  • Says economic, political and social crises must end
  • Measures should be taken to restore people’s lives
  • Party leaders council, people’s council and oversight committee needed

In a letter to President Ranil Wickremesinghe, Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) Leader Sajith Premadasa has agreed to meet the former on 5 August to discuss the implementation of an all-party program. 

In his letter, Premadasa has said that he accepts President Wickremesinghe’s invitation for a dialogue on the next steps, including the 19th constitutional amendment and the reintroduction of the parliamentary oversight committee system, to find solutions to the country’s economic and social crises. 

“The economic, political and social crisis in our motherland must be brought to an end and the necessary measures should be taken urgently to restore people’s lives,” he said. 

Speaking to the media in Parliament yesterday, Premadasa said the SJB is favourable to the forming of a council consisting of party leaders, a people’s council representing the citizens and an oversight committee to be formed to assist in governance and carry out the relevant tasks. “This should be the three key components of an all-party program framework,” he said. 


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