The government on Monday put forward alternative suggestions to solve the lquote Southern political impasse, but declined President Chandrika Kumaratungas offer to form a national government.
A French system of power sharing has been mooted to bring about a lquote Southern consensus, which will set the parameters for future peace talks.rn
rnKumaratunga has been proposing a multi-party National Government of Reconciliation and Reconstruction (NGRR) as a means to end the present constitutional deadlock.rn
rnAddressing a public meeting in Hambantota last Friday, she said a multi party government can run the country for one-year, with a snap polls to follow thereafter.rn
rnIt is noteworthy that the United National Front led by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe has been clamouring for snap polls as a way to end the political impasse.rn
rnBut, Wickremasinghe has declined the offer to form a multi-party government, as it does not solve the countrys ethnic conflict.rn
rnInstead, Wickremasinghes gov