NewsSri Lanka’s two ruling parties are setting up a committee to examine the future of the unity government after an unexpected thrashing in local elections over the weekend, a senior minister said on Tuesday. Rajapaksa, who lost the presidential election in 2015, is urging the government to call a snap parliamentary election. UNP housing minister Sajith Premadasa said both coalition government partners had decided to set up a committee to explore the possibilities to continue the unity government. However, legislators in the president’s SLFP demanded he appoint a new prime minister. “We need a new prime minister to carry forward a new parliament.
Source: Sunday Times February 13, 2018 20:03 UTC