Dissidents day of destiny with GR today

  • Dissidents agree to Presidential meeting on condition PM, Cabinet Ministers would not be present
  • Claim they have support of over 50 SLPP MPs
  • Discussion to focus on all-party Government mooted by the group
  • Will press for PM/Cabinet resignation ahead of new arrangement
  • SJB, JVP say no to power sharing with President in office

Leaders  of the SLPP dissident group of MPs will meet with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa this morning to discuss the all-party Government proposal.

The group decided to attend the meeting on condition that neither Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa nor any Cabinet Ministers would be present at the meeting.

The dissident  group met at the official residence of former President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday, following which they decided to attend the meeting with the President scheduled for 10 this morning.


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