SLFP to join Ranil Government after U-turn

  • Maithri announces change of stance
  • Meeting to discuss portfolios today
  • PM to meet other independent parties soon

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) yesterday (15) stated that it would support all correct decisions taken by the Government to resolve the current economic crisis in the country, and that it was willing to discuss the allocation of ministerial portfolios to SLFP MPs, two days after stating that it would neither be part of a government under the new Prime Minister, nor accept any portfolios.

This was stated in a letter directed to newly appointed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday (15) by former President and SLFP Chairman Maithripala Sirisena, in response to the letter sent by the Premier requesting the SLFP’s support for the Government in order to find solutions to the ongoing economic crisis.

The letter requested an appointment with the Prime Minister for a party delegation to discuss the acceptance of portfolios in the Government, and this meeting is expected to be held this morning (16).

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