Minister of Justice and Prison Reforms Wijedasa Rajapaksa says they will work together with any faction that is willing to support the formation of an all party government.
The Minister also commented that they would settle for the next best alternative of garnering the support of a majority of the political parties represented in parliament.
Speaking to media in Kandy today the Minister said there is no connection between the formation of an all party government, and the introduction of a new constitution.
He recalled how he presented the idea of an all party government during the first week of April, in order to resolve the country’s issues.
However the Minister commented that issues escalated within the country due to political factions being unable to compromise on forming an all party government.
The Justice Minister noted that the government is still hopeful of forming an all party government under the leadership of President Ranil Wickremesinghe.
In the event any factions refuse the idea of an all party government, Justice Minister Wijedasa Rajapaksa stressed that they will secure a majority in parliament.
Speaking to media on the controversial dealing of the Chinese ship Yuan Wang-5, the Justice Minister said he was removed from his ministerial portfolio for opposing the handing over of the Hambantota Port to a Chinese Company.