The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has urged President Maithripala Sirisena and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to meet and discuss the possibility of working together.
The request was made when the SLFP Executive Committee met with President Maithripala Sirisena on Friday night.
SLFP member and Minister of Labour and Trade Unions John Seneviratne said it has become more and more difficult for the SLFP to remain with the government.
He said the President has been urged to look at preventing a further split in the SLFP by having discussions with Rajapaksa.
Seneviratne said the President had urged the SLFP to remain in the government till December but the SLFP is not keen to do so.
He warned that if Sirisena does not meet with Rajapaksa it will only result in a further split in the SLFP.
The agreement between the SLFP and the United National Party will end in August. (Colombo Gazette)