Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa while wishing well for the newly formed national government said he will not choose to ridicule the move, unlike the UNP that made a mockery out of the concept when he proposed a similar move during the conflict period.
However, he said that he will not resort to ridicule the newly formed national government between the SLFP and the UNP. “When I proposed the same system and invited the UNP to join during the conflict period, they ridiculed me and took my invitation for a joke. But I will not resort to make such a response . . .I wish them luck,” he said.