A complete political deadlock continues in Sri Lanka with still no decision taken as of last evening to form a new cabinet even as the nation faces a severe economic crisis and a shortage in its basic essentials, leaving thousands of people protesting for days calling on the President to resign.

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has been meeting the 11 party alliance members and then government MPs for days to reach some settlement to form a cabinet, but still no decision has been taken with opposing views and scuffles within.

The icing on the cake was yesterday when Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa had walked out of the meeting with the government MPs and President Gotabaya Rajapaksa as no confirmed decisions were taken. President Rajapaksa has been asking for a cabinet with junior MPs taking portfolios but this has not gone too well with the senior SLPPers. The Prime Minister on the other hand has been asking for mixed members in the cabinet which includes some seniors with experience as well due to the ongoing multiple crises.