Governance structure with fair representation for all parties – President

President Ranil Wickremesinghe said that his goal is to prepare a governance structure with fair representation for every party.

The President said this during the discussions with several parties held at the President’s Office yesterday (10) afternoon on the establishment of an all-party government.

The President pointed out that the main goal is to establish the National Assembly, adding that the representation of all parties including full representation of other parties and groups in the alliance is necessary for it.

President Ranil Wickremesinghe, noted that the work of appointing the parliamentary sectoral oversight committees is currently underway, adding that he has recognized the need to establish several interim committees as well.

Wickremesinghe explained the importance of giving committee chairpersons the same power and representation as cabinet ministers, and having them participate in cabinet discussions when necessary.

The President further requested each party to discuss whether they will represent the committee system, or whether they will join the government and notify him regarding their decision.

Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena, President’s Secretary Saman Ekanayake, Attorney Chaminda Kularatne, Additional Secretary to the President, The All-Ceylon Muslim Congress led by MP Rishad Bathiudeen, MP Anura Priyadarshana Yapa and group, Sri Lanka Muslim Congress led by MP Rauf Hakeem, The Tamil Makkal Tesiya Kuttani Party, led by C.V. Vigneswaran, and the Tamil Progressive Alliance, led by MP Mano Ganesan, were present at the discussion.

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