The United National Party will accept no positions in the caretaker government to be appointed in the event of the victory of common opposition candidate retired Gen. Sarath Fonseka at the presidential polls, said the party’s general secretary Tissa Attanayake.
The number of ministers in the cabinet will be reduced to 35, he said, adding that a parliamentary election will be held immediate thereafter. He said the UNF would hold its first election rally on December 18 in Kandy after nominations were handed over.
meanwhile, Mr. Anura Kumara Dissanayake of JVP said, “Once General Sarath Fonseka becomes President after the January elections, he will form a caretaker government. There will be no Prime Minister in the caretaker government. However, after the General Election which is due before April next year, the party with the most number of seats in Parliament will appoint the Prime Minister,”
Questioning the government’s claim as to how the JVP could work together with a party like the UNP which killed so many JVPers, Mr. Dissanayake asked how the UPFA government could work together with people like Karuna and Pillayan who were LTTE members and also people like Tissa Vitarana and Wimal Weerawansa who were in favour of the 13th Amendment to the Constitution.