SLFP decides to stay aloof from new Government | Daily News

SLFP decides to stay aloof from new Government

Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) led by former President Maithripala Sirisena has decided not to be a part of the new government formed under the Premiership of Ranil Wickremesinghe.

Speaking to the media in Colombo, the former President said the Central Committee of the Party decided neither not to accept Cabinet portfolios nor support the new Government despite numerous invitations by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and PM Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday.

He said it is the main proposal by the SLFP for this crisis to form an All-Party Government represented by a majority of Parties in the Parliament.

However, the former President said while being in the Opposition, the SLFP would extend its support to the new government in matters pertaining to the needs of the public, especially the provision of essential items such as fuel, cooking gas, medicines and fertilizer for the farmers.


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