New-look Unity Government soon? | Sunday Observer

New-look Unity Government soon?

UPFA General Secretary Mahinda Amaraweera says that the Unity Government will continue for two more years with a new outlook.

Speaking to the Sunday Observer, the Minister stated that discussions and evaluations carried out by the committee appointed to look into the continuity of the government, headed by Minister of Special Assignments Sarath Amunugama have been concluded.

Meanwhile, Minister Sarath Amunugama says the evaluation report on the continuance of the unity government will be presented to President Maithripala Sirisena tomorrow.

Speaking to the media, last evening, the Minister went on to state that all discussions had been concluded and finalised.

“Once the report is handed over, both the UNP and the SLFP can then discuss the matters that are highlighted in it before deciding on the continuity of the government,” he said.

Minister Amunugama said that the two factions will have to come into a consensus on how to proceed after which an agreement will be entered into by both parties.

“This proposed intra-governmental proposal will be forwarded for the consideration of both parties,” Minister Amunugama said.

Before leaving to the UK, to attend Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), President Maithripala Sirisena entrusted a committee headed by Minister Sarath Amunugama and including Mahinda Amaraweera, Duminda Dissanayake, Ranjith Siyambalapitiya and Mahinda Samarasinghe to decide how to work with the UNP going forward.