A senior government minister told Lanka News Web that the President was likely to invite the UNP and the TNA to form a national government after the conclusion of the local government elections following requests made by several mahanayake theros to form a joint front to face the continuous accusations of war crimes leveled against the Sri Lanka by the international community.
The President has discussed at length with several government ministers and senior officials about the formation of a national government based on an issue of national interest for a specific period of time.
Therefore, the President has requested members of the government, especially Minister Mervyn Silva and parliamentarian Duminda Silva also known as Kudu Duminda, not to unleash any sort of violence against the UNP or any other opposition political party during the local government election campaign.
The President has also ordered all ministers and government members in-charge of the election campaign to ensure that no derogatory comments are not made against the Opposition Leader or nay other member of the opposition during the campaign.
However, the President has also ordered that the governing party members use the private media if there was a necessity to attack an opposition member.