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Secret talks to form single government!

Based on the complicated situation within the unity government, there is reliable information to suggest that both the UNP and the SLFP are in separate secret talks in order to establish a separate government.

Several SLFP seniors have held secret talks with Rajapaksa
associates, while the UNP is reported to have held several unofficial talks with the UNP and the JVP in order to get their support, according to reliable sources.

According to the 19th Amendment, in order to establish a single government, the number of Ministerial posts should not be less than 30. Therefore, both parties are in a quandary over this issue.

Greater advantage to whom?

According to the current ministerial composition, the UNP has greater advantage as it holds 107 ministerial posts.

However, Athuraliye Rathana Thera who is a UNP national list MP, supports the President.

The Jathika Hela Urumaya MPs, Rajitha Senaratne and his son Chathura Senaratne also came into parliament under the UNP banner.

It is also reported that the UNP backbenchers are pressuring the Prime Minister to form a UNP government.


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