The JO has decided to submit this suggestion to a meeting of party leaders today (15) after president Maithripala Sirisena asked leaders of the parties that support the no-confidence motion to demonstrate majority support.
He declined to accept the result of a floor vote, and said he would recognize and act in accordance with the constitution, if a new no-confidence motion was moved properly.
In such an eventuality, speaker Karu Jayasuriya will have to recognize Rajapaksa as the prime minister and the government, following which a leader of the house, chief government whip, opposition leader and chief opposition whip have to be appointed.
However, Jayasuriya told parliament yesterday that the cabinet had been dissolved following the passage of the no-confidence motion.
He said he would not recognize any prime minister, cabinet member or parliament positions.