Minister of State Dayasiri Jayasekara says that President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has agreed to convene an all-party conference to find a solution to the economic crisis facing the country.
Dayasiri Jayasekara stated that this agreement was reached during a special discussion between the Sri Lanka Freedom Party and the President yesterday (08) afternoon.
Accordingly, the relevant All Party Conference will be held later this month, he said.
Lanka News Web reported yesterday (08) that a national government will be formed in April by a coalition of the SLPP, the United National Party, and other parties.
A successful All-Party Conference can generally be seen as the first step in a national government. It means governing by national consensus, whatever the form of government.
It is no secret that Sri Lanka is currently facing an unprecedented economic crisis. Needless to say, it would be a great tragedy for the country to be able to come to a political agreement and face such a situation, regardless of party affiliation.