Min. Samaraweera says executive presidency will be abolished after President Sirisena’s tenure

Min. Samaraweera says executive presidency will be abolished after President Sirisena’s tenure

Min. Samaraweera says executive presidency will be abolished after President Sirisena’s tenure

Written by Tharushan Fernando

18 Nov, 2015 | 9:12 pm

Minister Mangala Samaraweera, at a media briefing held at the UNP Headquarters, Sirikotha, on Wednesday evening stated:

You may remember how he tried to abolish all the executive powers through the 19th amendment as it could be done without a public referendum.

He stated:

For certain clauses, the Supreme Court determined that not only must there be a two-thirds majority, there should also be a referendum and for the first time in history, a president is proposing to curtail his own powers. And after the completion of President Maithripala Sirisena’s tenure – from the next presidency – the executive presidency will be abolished once and for all, from this country.

 

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