Reports say that President Maithripala Sirisena informed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to take a decision considering the local government election results.
That was during the discussion held between the President and the Prime Minister at President’s official residence last night.
It is said that this meeting lasted for over two hours.
Reports say that while the President had said that it had become necessary for him to take a decision according to people’s expectations and the election results, he had requested the Prime Minister to take a decision prior to his decision.
Similarly, reports say that during the discussion a proposal also had been made for the government to be accepted with Speaker Karu Jayasuriya named as Prime Minister.
However the discussion had ended without a consensus on the proposal.
On this occasion the President had stressed that since the people had made a verdict, a suitable option was to dissolve parliament and hold a general election.
The Prime Minister had been requested to take a decision prior to it.
However the prime minister’s faction had informed that to make a decision it was necessary that the UNP cabinet ministers hold a discussion with the President.
Meanwhile A meeting between Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and UNP MPs was held last afternoon at Temple Trees.
At the conclusion of the meeting, Minister Naveen Dissanayake said that if a problem surfaces with regard to the government continuing in the future, the UNP had the ability to form a new governmen.
Subsequently Deputy Minister Harsha de Silva, Minister Naveen Dissanayake and the UNP Deputy Leader Minister Sajit Premadasa expressed these views
a discussion between the UNP backbench MPs and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will take place this afternoon at Temple Trees, to take decision regarding the next course of action.
MP Naleen Bandara told our news team that a discussion is scheduled to be held to look at changes that should take place within the party as well as review the election results.