Discussions between President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and 41 independent Members of Parliament in Colombo yesterday regarding the formation of an interim administration have ended without any agreement.
The President met with MPs who defected from the government recently including the Sri Lanka Freedom Party for talks, following a proposal submitted by the group to discuss a new governing model in a bid to resolve the present economic crisis.
Before the meeting, MPs who defected from the government met for talks at President Sirisena’s residence in Colombo.
The appointment of an all-party interim government was discussed at the meeting.
Meanwhile, speaking to media, after the meeting, former Minister Vasudeva Nanayakkara said they met the President to discuss the contents of a letter directed to him regarding the appointment of an interim government, however both parties could not agree on the matter.
MP Nanayakkara claimed that they held cordial discussions and agreed to meet once again for another round of talks on the matter.