The Tamil Progressive Alliance has decided to boycott the All Party Conference scheduled to be held on Wednesday under the patronage of the President.
Leader of the Alliance Parliamentarian Mano Ganesan said the party decided to boycott the conference after careful consideration of the invitation.
MP Ganesan said the conference can be termed as an effort to lay blame on the opposition for the government’s shortcomings, and as an effort to appease the Sri Lanka Freedom Party.
Meanwhile, the Samagi Jana Balawegaya also decided against attending the All Party Conference.
Leader of the National People’s Power Anura Kumara Dissanayake at a media briefing yesterday said the party will also boycott the conference.
However, the Tamil National Alliance decided to attend the summit.
Meanwhile, Former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is expected to represent the United National Party at the conference.
Parliamentarians Wimal Weerawansa and Udaya Gammanpila and Minister Vasudeva Nanayakkara who represent parties affiliated to the government will also not be attending the conference.
Parliamentarian Udaya Gammanpila said they will instead field two representatives to represent the 11 affiliate parties of the government.