The Institute for Democratic Reforms and Electoral Studies or IRES says establishing an interim government is the best option to defuse the prevailing political crisis.
IRES however said no member of the Rajapaksa-family other than the President must be included in an interim administration.
Speaking to NewsRadio, IRES Executive Director Manjula Gajanayake said the prevailing crisis is the most serious matter to have arisen in the past century.
Gajanayake said this was not merely an economic crisis but long-term issues stemming from an uninvolved political system.
He said the youth will not accept an interim administration with any other member Rajapaksa-family.
The IRES Executive Director said members of the Rajapaksa-family must take a step back, listen to the public and act responsibly adding the interim government will be more successful if the Prime Minister steps down paving the way to a new individual.
Gajanayake said 67 percent of the power has been centered around a few Rajapaksa-family members adding these individuals must be ready to let go of such authority in order to satisfy the public.
On a separate note, the IRES Executive Director said in order for the prevailing crisis to be solved ‘No to all 225 MPs’ slogan will have to be abandoned, willingly or unwillingly.
Gajanayake said the entire crisis must not be limited to the demands of the public but must also consider the political restructuring ignored for almost a century.
He said through restructuring, limitless political nepotism must be stopped while also regulating campaign expenses leading to a Parliament free from corruption.
He said this is the best window to table all political reforms adding however all such reforms must be enacted prioritizing the Parliament.