President Ranil Wickremesinghe met the leaders of several opposition parties yesterday for a discussion on the formation of an All-Party Government.
The All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC) led by Rishad Bathiudeen, the independent group led by MP Anura Priyadharshana Yapa, Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) led by MP Rauff Hakeem, Tamil People’s National Alliance led by MP C. V. Wigneswaran, and Tamil Progressive Alliance (TPA) led by MP Mano Ganesan participated in the discussion.
The President’s Media Division (PMD) said President Ranil Wickremesinghe said that his aim is to prepare a governance structure with fair representation of each party.
The President had revealed that measures are underway to appoint the necessary parliamentary sectoral oversight committees while he had pointed out the need to appoint several Parliament interim committees.
Stating that his key objective was to establish a National Assembly, the President said that the representation of all parties and full representation of other parties and groups in the alliances are necessary.
The President further said that Chairmen of the parliamentary committees will be given equal power and representation and will be required to attend Cabinet discussions when necessary.
President Ranil Wickremesinghe requested the party leaders to discuss with their relevant parties if they would join an All-Party Government or a committee-based system and thereafter inform their decision on the matter. (NewsWire)