The Speaker had given a telephone call to the President and had informed him that there was no necessity for him to attend the meeting.
The present Leader of United National Party Ranil Wickremesinghe also attended the meeting.
This was the first time President Maithripala Sirisena, Premier Mahinda Rajapaksa and the ousted Premier Ranil Wickremesinghe were seen at the same table.
Party leaders as well as the parliamentarians of United National Party, Tamil National Alliance, and other parties, affiliated to the ruling party, participated in the meeting while the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna boycotted.
President Maithripala Sirisena called the meeting to discuss the present political situation in the country as well the matters pertaining to the pandemonium in the Parliament during the last three days when sessions were held.