COLOMBO (NewsRadio); Former President Maithripala Sirisena claims although the opposition is in agreement to form an all-party government, the government faction is not favour of it.
Speaking during an event in Colombo, former President Sirisena said the Sri Lanka Freedom Party held several rounds of discussion over the matter.
The former President said despite such discussions, the government is now preparing to appoint another set of Ministers arbitrarily.
The SLFP Chairman noted that for nearly one and half years they held discussions with former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
Former President Sirisena said former President Rajapaksa called for an all-party conference to agree on a common programme.
SLFP Chairman Sirisena added that while former President Rajapaksa was in the process of implementing the common programme, people staged protests which resulted in the collapse of the then government.
The SLFP Chairman said subsequently the SLFP Parliamentary group held discussion with President Ranil Wickremesinghe.
Former President Maithripala Sirisena added that they also met with the Prime Minister to discuss matters concerning an all-party government.
The former President said during talks, they continuously called on the government to implement their programme.
Former President Sirisena said although majority of the parties in Parliament are supportive of the proposal to form an all-party government, the present administration is not keen on the proposal.
The former President said they will continue to support the government to ease the burdens of the people.
Former President Maithripala Sirisena claimed that they do not require posts in the government to support positive programmes that benefit the people.