Jun 19, 2017

Ministers to meet PM on constitutional reforms

Final talks between ministers, representing the UNP and the SLFP, and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on the proposed constitutional reforms will be held this morning, according to Lands and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Gayantha Karunathilaka.

Thereafter, a group of MPs supporting the Yahapalana government would join the ministers and the Prime Minister for further talks on the issue, Karunathilaka said, addressing a media briefing SiriKotha yesterday.

At 5.00 pm today, all ministers are scheduled to meet President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat on the same issue.

Minister Karunathilaka said that several rounds of talks had already been held between the senior ministers of the two main parties on the issue of continuance of the yahapalana government.

The minister said that, on the basis of the outcome of this evening’s talks, it had been proposed that ministers, the prime minister and the president meet once a month to discuss the challenges faced by the government and find ways and means of overcoming them.