The All-Party Conference convened by President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa is scheduled to be held today (23).
It is being held at the Presidential Secretariat and is aimed at consulting all parties to find a solution to the current economic crisis.
However, the main opposition is Samagi Jana Balawega and its affiliates, as well as the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) and the Janthika Jana Balwegaya (JNP) have stated that they will boycott the Conference.
Although Wimal Weerawansa and Udaya Gammanpila’s government coalition parties have criticized the convention, two or three of them have decided to attend.
It is noteworthy that the TNA has decided to participate in the conference while the main opposition political parties in the South are boycotting the conference. Political analysts point out that the decision of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) to attend the summit, which has been out of politics in the South for decades, is a positive sign for the country’s future politics.
Meanwhile, UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe has also stated that he will definitely attend the conference.
Lanka News Web has made several revelations in the past about a forthcoming national government and the establishment of a mechanism such as an interim government will be a top priority if the proposals and agreements of the All-Party Conference are to be implemented in the same manner. As we mentioned there, while the main sections of the opposition are avoiding this, it shows that the UNP and the TNA have already come forward for a national consensus.