The second problem is the difference between the protesters and the opposition. Although the activists of the traditional opposition parties joined the movement, they did not have the leadership or organizational control of the movement. A kind of spontaneous leadership has developed through the movement. Opposition parties have been working to make the actual transcript of this statement available online. It was the highway protesters who maintained it and eventually forced Gotabaya to flee. What measures will be taken to bridge this gap between the highway and the leadership of the opposition is important.
Third, what kind of government will be formed. Opposition parties are working to form an all-party government. Last Sunday, the political parties agreed to form an all-party government. But the protesters do not want an all-party government under any circumstances. They want an interim government to be formed.
There is no such provision in the present constitution. As a result, it will be necessary to find a solution outside the conventional framework of the constitution, which the political parties are not yet thinking of.
These three issues are the subject of a new chapter in Sri Lanka’s political crisis. The future of Sri Lankan politics will depend on how these are resolved and where the balance of power shifts. On Sunday, Ranjit Madduma Bandara, secretary general of the country’s main opposition Samajwadi Jana Balawegair (SJB), agreed to form an all-party government. “We have agreed to form an interim government with all parties,” he said. Then the parliament will be elected. But another parliamentary election will not solve Sri Lanka’s political problems.