Sri Lanka’s opposition has dismissed the president’s invitation to join a unity government as “nonsensical” and instead demanded he resign over the country’s worsening shortages of food, fuel and medicines. The AFP news agency reports that political analysts said the offer of a unity government did not go far enough to address the economic crisis or restore confidence in the Rajapaksa administration, with one warning that a cabinet reshuffle in the guise of a national government would not be acceptable to the public.