The Sri Lanka Freedom Party is expected to respond promptly to a letter directed by the President pertaining to forming an all-party government.
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today agreed to form an all-party government in principle and in a letter directed to leaders of political parties representing Parliament invited all factions to take up posts in the proposed government.
General Secretary of the SLFP MP Dayasiri Jayasekera said they received the letter directed by the President while the group of 11 political parties and the independent MPs will hold talks on future measures in this regard.
MP Jayasekera said the resignation of the Prime Minister and President are matters to be determined in the future, adding that at the moment they are focused on an all-party government.
The MP said the Prime Minister is aware of people’s opinions adding that he must be aware that the government cannot function in its current state, while claiming the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna nor the Sri Lanka Freedom Party can work alone to achieve these goals either.
MP Jayasekera said they are not focused on acquiring power but ridding the country of its current turmoil.
He noted that removing the President according to the Constitution requires time, adding that if he doesn’t step down an Impeachment Motion must be tabled against him.
The Parliamentarian noted that they are looking at whether a 21st Amendment to the Constitution can be introduced in order to curtail the President’s powers.