Informed sources said on Friday that Sirisena has appointed a committee headed by Dr.Sarath Amunugama to discuss with all stake holders and UNP leaders, all aspects of the relationship including the question of continuing or discontinuing the alliance.
The system of governance has been deeply flawed since the National United Government came into being in early 2015.
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The 16 rebel Members of Parliament belonging to the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) headed by President Maithripala Sirisena, are on the way to forming an alliance with the Joint Opposition and Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) leader, Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Quitting the government and sitting with the opposition are preliminary steps towards the goal, which is to become part of the anti-government group led by Rajapaksa.
Explaining the rationale, a reliable source said on Friday, that formally quitting the SLFP and joining an opposition party would lead to their being unseated.
They would therefore remain in the SLFP officially but would, in reality, function as part of the opposition currently led by Rajapaksa (albeit not officially).
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