All party government on the rocks; State ministers due to be sworn in next week!
With political parties such as the Samagi Jana Balawegaya, Jathika Jana Balawegaya, Sri Lanka Freedom Party and Tamil National Alliance refusing to join the government, hopes of forming an all-party government seems an impossible task.
As a result, it is said that the President's attention is focused on implementing an all-party program instead of an all-party government.
The President has held discussions with all political parties represented in parliament except the National People's Power, and obtained proposals.
Another discussion was held in Parliament yesterday (12th) under the patronage of the Prime Minister but that too ended in a deadlock.
It is also reported that some political parties that discussed with the President have agreed to accept ministerial posts and some parties have agreed to support without obtaining ministerial posts.
Some political parties are willing to provide support from outside.
President Ranil Wickremesinghe has also explained the facts during the meeting of the ruling party members.
The proposals given by the parties will be given to each party and after that, it is planned to prepare the program by taking into account all the proposals by next week.
Eighteen ministerial posts of the existing government have been appointed so far.
Meanwhile, it is reported that the number of ministers and state ministers may also increase due to the arrival of MPs from different political parties.
However, it is reported from government sources that the state ministers are also scheduled to take oath next week.
Meanwhile, it is also reported that more than fifteen MPs, including the seniors of the SJB, are ready to support the President's program.
Further, Justice Minister Wijayadasa Rajapaksha has said that he will implement it together with the parties that support the establishment of an all-party government.
He also claims that even if it is not possible to create an all-party government, he will try to get the support of more parties represented in the parliament.