The United National Party (UNP) does not agree in principle to form an all-party government under President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, general secretary Palitha Range Bandara said.
President Rajapaksa on Wednesday (27) convened a meeting of political parties on April 29 to discuss the formation of an all-party government representing all parties in Parliament as a solution to the crisis facing the country.
"The composition of said all-party government, which will be formed after the resignation of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and the cabinet, the duration of its term, appointments to be made in that government and other relevant matters need to be decided upon discussion," a statement by the President's Office said.
Anti-government protests continued throughout the country over its worst economic crisis in history and deepening mistrust in President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s leadership.
SJB and JVP to announce later
Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) national organiser Tissa Attanayake said that the Party will discuss the President's invitation to form an all-party government and take a decision accordingly.
National People's Power (NPP) Parliamentarian Dr. Harini Amarasuriya said that the Party will also discuss the matter and take a decision soon.
Meanwhile, the general secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Dayasiri Jayasekara said that a decision will be taken after discussions with the independent lawmakers of the ruling coalition.