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The government of consensus until 2020

The government of consensus will continue for five years, and no one will be able to topple it, Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) General Secretary and Agriculture Minister Duminda Dissanyake said.

He was speaking at a press conference at the Parliamentary premises this afternoon.

“The SLFP and the UNP signed the Memorandum of Understanding to form a Government of Consensus for only two years,” he said.

“But the mutual understanding between the two parties has taken precedence, and this strong government will continue.”  

He said that the legal measures to continue the government of consensus until 2020 would be taken at the completion of the two-year period. 

"The government of consensus is like a proposed marriage; the two parties have been able to work together peacefully.”

“Sometimes we have opposing views, but we work together to understanding each other with the common vision of serving the public,” he said.