President Gotabaya Rajapaksa agreed to the formation of an all-party government in Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said on Wednesday that he is willing to form an all-party government with political parties represented in parliament in principle.
Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said on Wednesday that he is willing to form an all-party government with political parties represented in parliament in principle. He gave this message to the leaders of political parties associated with the Government of Sri Lanka.
Gotabaya Rajapaksa said that a consensus should be reached after discussions on the structure, tenure and departments of this all-party government. Rajapaksa said the proposed all-party government would be formed after the resignation of the prime minister and the cabinet. He has invited leaders of the ruling coalition's political parties for a meeting on Friday.
Sri Lanka is in the grip of an economic crisis with an external debt of US$51 billion. According to the United Nations Development Program, this has also deepened the humanitarian crisis because food prices are becoming out of reach of the common man and the country's treasury has also become empty.
Several political parties and religious leaders of the ruling coalition have urged the Sri Lankan president to set up an all-party government to find a way out of the economic and political crisis.