COLOMBO (NewsRadio); President Ranil Wickremesinghe has called for an all-party meeting to discuss and solve the national issue.
Speaking in Parliament today, President Wickremesinghe said the meeting can be held during the second week of December.
The President noted that once the 2023 Budget process is complete on the 8th of December, all parties can convene for the decisive meeting.
President Ranil Wickremesinghe said numerous times, the matter has been discussed and opinions have been expressed and therefore it is imperative, that all factions convene to arrive at a consensus.
The President said he is determined to solve the issue and celebrate the 75th Independence Day celebrations as children of one family.
During the Parliamentary sitting, the President also requested the consent of the opposition members.
Chief Opposition Whip Lakshman Kiriella, Leader of the Tamil Progressive Alliance Mano Ganesan and Spokesperson of the Tamil National Alliance MA Sumanthiran all consented to the proposal and indicated their willingness to hold discussions and arrive at a common solution.
However, Parliamentarian Gevindu Cumaratunga said the President and Parliament must consider the ground reality before taking decisions on the national issue.
President Wickremesinghe stressed that he is open to discuss the matter further and solve the problem before the next Independence Day.
On a separate note, President Ranil Wickremesinghe said he will not dissolve Parliament until the economy is stabilized.
Speaking in Parliament today, President Wickremesinghe said in order to solve the issues of the people; country’s economy should be strengthened.
The President noted that Sri Lanka is facing a massive economic crisis and therefore attention should be given to solve it.
President Wickremesinghe also noted that the general public is not demanding an election but seeking relief.
The President in Parliament said the citizens have rejected politics and elections and are concerned about carrying out their day-to-day activities at present.
The Head of State noted that without delivering a system change, politicians will not be able to win the confidence of the people.
President Wickremesinghe stressed that corruption will be rampant as long as the preferential voting system exists.
The President therefore requested all opposition factions to work with him and deliver the system change that the people have been demanding.
President Ranil Wickremesinghe added that he has no issues with working with any party, since he is only focused on delivering the best for all Sri Lankans.