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PM, 10 parties reach agreement on proposed National Council and PSCs

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Representatives of 10 parties reached an agreement with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday (16) to support proposed National Council and Parliamentary Sectoral Committees (PSC) comprising all party leaders.

The agreement was reached during a discussion between the Prime Minister and members of 10 parties at the Prime Minister’s Office yesterday.

However, Pivithuru Hela Urumaya General Secretary and Parliamentarian Udaya Gammanpila said that his group informed the Prime Minister that they would not accept any ministerial post in the Government.

Gammanpila said that they will extend their support to the Prime Minister for his efforts to uplift the country.

He said that the Prime Minister informed them that everyone should unite without party affiliations to help the country recover from the present situation. They told the Prime Minister that they wrote a letter to the President on April 8 proposing an All-Party Government in the country. Gammanpila said that the Prime Minister has decided to set up 15 committees i.e 10 Sectoral Committees and 5 Finance Committees and give the Chairmanship to the political parties that do not accept ministerial posts.

He said that the Prime Minister wants to get all parties involved and in the governance of the country.

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 – 01:11

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