President Calls Opposition Leaders for a Crucial Meeting on IMF Proposals

President Ranil Wickremesinghe has convened a pivotal meeting with
leaders of accepted political parties to discuss the proposals put
forth by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) with its high-level

In a proactive move, Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa, leader
of the National People's Power (NPP) Anura Kumara Dissanayake, and
Tamil National Alliance (TNA) leader S. Sridharan have been invited to
participate in these deliberations. The meeting is slated to be held
at the Presidential Secretariat on Monday (11), with an open
invitation extended to interested individuals to join alongside the
invited leaders.

The initiative stems from a recent request made by Samagi Jana
Balawegaya (SJB) MP Dr. Harsha de Silva in Parliament, prompting the
President to extend a warm invitation to all recognized opposition
parties to collaborate with the government in navigating the
challenges posed by the IMF program.

President Wickremesinghe underscores the critical importance of
successfully advancing the IMF program for the country's
reconstruction. To this end, he emphasizes the necessity of collective
accountability from all parties involved.

Key figures set to participate in the discussions include Ministers of
State for Finance Shehan Semasinghe and Ranjith Siyambalapitiya,
Senior Advisor to the President on National Security and Chief of
Presidential Staff Sagala Ratnayaka, Secretary to the President Saman
Ekanayake, Governor of the Central Bank Dr. Nandalal Weerasinghe,
Secretary to the Treasury and Finance Ministry K. M. Mahinda
Siriwardena and Senior Advisor to the President on Economic Affairs,
Dr. R. H. S. Samaratunga.

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