President Ranil Wickremesinghe has announced that he is planning to present an interim budget in the first week of September. President Wickremesinghe has said through the interim budget he will provide several concessions and relief to the people. The matter was conveyed by the President during a discussion held last evening with a group of Members of Parliament pertaining to the formation of an all-party government. The Head of State met representatives of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party and another group including Parliamentarians GL Peiris and Dullas Alahapperuma. The President has said the aim of the all-party government is to convert the entire Parliament into a government and rebuild the country.

Meanwhile, President Ranil Wickremesinghe is scheduled to hold a special discussion with the representatives of the Samagi Jana Alliance this afternoon. The meeting will mainly focus on the formation of an all-party government, the proposed Parliamentary committee system and the 19th Amendment to the Constitution.