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Sri Lanka president invites all parties in parliament to join govt

FILE PHOTO: Sri Lanka celebrates 74th Independence Day
FILE PHOTO: Sri Lanka celebrates 74th Independence Day

COLOMBO (Reuters) – Sri Lanka’s president on Monday invited all political parties represented in parliament to accept ministerial portfolios to help find a way out of the country’s worst economic crisis in decades, his office said in a statement.

“President Gotabaya Rajapaksa invited all political parties to come together to find solutions to the ongoing national crisis,” the statement said.

“Considering this a national need, the time has come to work together for the sake of all the citizens and future generations,” it added.

(Reporting by Devjyot Ghoshal and Uditha Jayasinghe; Editing by Kim Coghill)

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