It is reported that several rounds of discussions have taken place over the weekend to form a new national government between the United National Party, Joint Opposition, Sri Lanka Freedom Party and other minority parties in order to settle the current political crisis in the country.
Discussions have also centred on the possibility of dividing the Cabinet portfolios equally between the UNP, JO and the SLFP in the new national government, political sources said.
Furthermore, several senior members representing the United National Front (UNF) had met with President Sirisena for discussions but are yet to arrive at final agreement, the sources added.
They also say that the final objective is to facilitate a meeting between Sirisena and Wickremesinghe.
Sajith Premadasa, Rajitha Senarathne, John Amaratunga and Rishad Bathiudeen, with the blessing of UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe, had reportedly met with the president and held discussions over the past few days on the possibility of finalising an agreement.
At the same time, President Sirisena had also phoned a few UNP MPs asking for ther support to resolve the current political crisis.