24 March 2020 – PM works with other parties in recently dissolved Parliament to seek consensus

Type of Intervention: Other Announcement
Sectors Involved: Executive Office, Parliament
Intervention Categories: Planning and strategy; Education and awareness
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Prime Minister

Overview: The Prime Minister has stated that the support of all party leaders and public representatives in the recently dissolved Parliament will be obtained to mitigate the spread of COVID 19. The Director-General of Health Services expressed his views regarding the current situation in the country. The Defence Secretary, Inspector General of Police, Army Commander, and high-level officials from the health and defence sectors were also present during the event.

Full details here: https://www.newsfirst.lk/2020/03/24/party-leaders-come-together-to-mitigate-spread-of-covid-19/

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Type of Justification: Perception of an increased threat, Need for a political consensus at a time when the parliament is dissolved
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – other
Evidence/Justification: Need to have a consensus