Leader of the Tamil Progressive Alliance (TPA) Mano Ganesan has admitted having initiated an effort to bring the UNP and the SJB under one umbrella.
Together with SLMC leader Rauff Hakeem, he has spoken to both president Ranil Wickremesinghe and opposition leader Sajith Premadasa.
“We suspended the initiative when SJB failed to respond,” Ganesan tweeted.
“But the subject of ‘premiership’ never popped-up in our discussion,” the TPA leader added.
Meanwhile, in a statement on the same subject, he dismissed claims by certain media that the president had offered, through him, the premiership to Premadasa.
Ganesan added that he was not a messenger, but will play the role of a mediator in talks with honest intentions.