Sri Lanka Freedom Party rejects offer to form government with Ranil Wickremesinghe

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party has decided NOT to be part of any government led by newly appointed Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

The SLFP will NOT accept any position in government, and will NOT be a part of the government, said Chairman of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party, & Former President Maithripala Sirisena on Friday (13).

The President and the Prime Minister have extended invitations to the Sri Lanka Freedom Party to join the new government that will be formed under the leadership of Wickremesinghe.

The Central Committee of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party had discussed the invitation and the current status of the country at length, and thereafter had reached the decision NOT to join Wickremesinghe’s government.