NEW DELHI: An all-party conference meeting called by Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena ended without an agreement, prolonging the political crisis that has gripped in the costal country for over three weeks.
“We are disappointed that the meeting with the President was inconclusive. We offered to present our majority once again in Parliament,” UNP said this after the All Party Meeting. Mr. Rajapaksa, who was controversially appointed Prime Minister on October 26, was defeated by three votes in the House last week, but has refused to accept the result citing “procedural” reasons.
This is the first time that Sirisena, Wickremsinghe and Rajapaksa met face to face since the crisis erupted on October 26. Meanwhile, UNP MP Dr. Harsha De Silva said there was no breakthrough at the ‘so called’ all party meeting.
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