Government Ready to let go Premiership

Lakshman Yapa AbeywardenaThe government said yesterday it was ready to form a caretaker government with the United National Party (UNP) if it agrees on a general election.

MP Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena said that if the UNP could come up with an alternative to Ranil Wickramasingha they could form a caretaker government and go for elections.

‘ The caretaker government which would be formed with the representatives of all parties, we can go for a general election. If the UNP agrees today, we are ready to do this without any conditions,” said Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena.

Meanwhile Minister S B Dissanayaka said that the idea of holding early parlimentry elections need to be abandoned.

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