SLPP proposes a caretake government & early elections

SLPP proposes a caretake government & early elections

Written by Staff Writer

23 Nov, 2018 | 9:33 pm

Colombo (News 1st) – The UPFA MP’s held a press conference at which a proposal was made to form a caretaker government and hold an election.

MP Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena addressing the media stated that all the parties should come together and form a caretaker government. He stated that an election will stabilize the country again. He added that an election should be held under their purview.

MP Yapa went on stating that if one thinks there is not in enough confidence, an election with the power of the government should be held.  If that is also not an option, an election under a caretaker government should be held.

He stated that they are making a fair request and that it can be either the Tamil political parties or Muslim political parties, the United National Party or the UPFA who should bring all the parties under one consensus and hold an election.

MP Yapa stated that Mahinda Rajapaksa is not afraid of an election and that the Prime Minister’s position was offered to him, so he has no issue about this. He once again highlighted that, if the parliament is in an unstable position, a caretaker government should be formed through which the public should be able to vote.

Upon the question of whether there are any conditions when forming a caretaker government, MP Yapa stated that they do not have any conditions. He added that if it is suggested that a retired judge or an unbiased individual be appointed to form the government, they are willing to do that.

He stated Mahinda Rajapaksa is ready to make a decision and run for an election if that is what’s expected.

Issuing a communique on the 19th of this month, Former MP Milinda Moragoda also suggested that one way out of this is to hold an early parliamentary election under the supervision of a small, all-party caretaker government led by a neutral Prime Minister selected from among existing Parliamentary members, who inspires the confidence of all parties.


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