Patali lays out conditions for all party government

Urges President to abolish the cabinet

In a letter addressed to President Ranil Wickremesinghe, MP Patali Champika Ranawaka today laid out conditions to start up a dialogue with the former to set up an all party government.

“We urge you to abolish the cabinet which you have already appointed, abolish some of the appointments made by you which included those involved in corruption, to reveal what you intend to follow when dealing with IMF and what alternative steps are to be taken if Sri Lanka fails to strike a deal with the IMF. There is no point in having open dialogues if you don’t reveal your stance on the matters I have mentioned,” Mr. Ranawaka said in his letter.

“The new government which you intend forming must comprise all political parties, and each party could play a role in Parliament by joining committees,” he added.

He said the government which the President intends forming should be truly an all party government and a government which carries out a programme with the consent of all political parties.

“Continuance of a dialogue on an all party government depends on your ideology on the facts which I have come up with,” he added. (Yohan Perera)

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