41 MPs who quit government to meet President Rajapaksa on Sunday (10)

41 MPs who quit government to meet President Rajapaksa on Sunday (10)

41 MPs who quit government to meet President Rajapaksa on Sunday (10)

Written by Zulfick Farzan

10 Apr, 2022 | 12:15 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); 41 Independent MPs who quit the government have been invited for talks with the President at 7 PM on Sunday (10).

Former President Maithripala Sirisena said that the talks will most likely be centered on an Interim Administration.

The MPs from 10 parties that formed the ruling coalition, MPs from the Sri Lanka Freedom Party, and Independent MPs from the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna will attend this meeting.

It is reported that the 11 proposals for an All-Party Interim Government will be discussed at length at this meeting.

On the 8th of April 2022, Parliamentarians Maithripala Sirisena, Vasudeva Nanayakkara, Anura Priyadarshana Yapa and Wijeyadasa Rajapaksha have presented the President with a 11-point document requesting to move towards an all-party interim Government.

  • Accordingly, the four Parliamentarians have requested for the President to establish a “National Executive Council” consisting of Party Leaders within the Parliament to take policy decisions
  • To establish limited number of Ministries based upon factual evidence while the National Executive Council may decide on their functions.
  • For the President to appoint a new Prime Minister based off the recommendation of the National Executive Council
  • For President to appoint a limited number of Cabinet Ministers based on the recommendations of the National Executive Council
  • For President to appoint Secretaries to Ministries based on the recommendations of the National Executive Council
  • To limit the salaries, perks of newly-appointed Ministers
  • Appointment of an expert committee for each and every single Ministry under the recommendations of the National Executive Council
  • Ensuring speedy supply of essentials such as medicines, electricity, gas cylinders, fuel and food to the people
  • Appointment of a National Economic Council under the National Executive Council
  • Renouncement of the 20th amendment and reimplementation of the 19th amendment with the suitable amendments
  • Formulation of national policies for spheres such as education and others within a period of six months

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