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Discussions to form an All-Party Government begin

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The public, religious leaders led by the Maha Sangha, civil organizations and youth groups have strong confidence and expectation about an All-Party Government, President Ranil Wickremesinghe stated yesterday (02).

President Wickremesinghe stated so in yesterday’s discussions held with political parties regarding the formation of an All-Party Government.

Several rounds of talks with political parties were held at the President’s Office yesterday.

Party leaders representing the Government and Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) members of the ruling party attended the first round of discussions.

The second round of talks was held with the Ceylon Workers’ Congress. Its leader Senthil Thondaman and its General Secretary MP Jeevan Thondaman participated in the discussion.

The third discussion was held with the National Congress where its leader A.L.M. Athaullah and a delegation participated. Several discussions will be held today (03) between President Ranil Wickremesinghe and political parties regarding the formation of an All-Party Government, and many parties including the Samagi Jana Balawega (SJB), Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and others have expressed their agreement for further discussions.

Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena, President’s Secretary Saman Ekanayake, President’s Additional Secretary attorney-at-law Chaminda Kularatne participated in these discussions.

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