Friday, 16th April 2021

PM proposes formation of national government

Colombo (PTI): Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe-led government today sought the consent of the Speaker of Sri Lanka’s Parliament to form a ‘national government’, a move seen as a step to get a majority in the 225-member House.

Leader of the House, Lakshman Kiriella handed over a proposal to form a national government to the Speaker Karu Jayasuriya’s office.

Wickremesinghe was sacked by President Maithripala Sirisena in October last year and strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa was appointed the prime minister. The President also removed the members of his Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) from the national unity government.

 

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