PM hints at constitutional reforms in interview with The Hindu

PM hints at constitutional reforms in interview with The Hindu

PM hints at constitutional reforms in interview with The Hindu

Written by Staff Writer

15 Dec, 2016 | 8:10 pm

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, in an interview to The Hindu Newspaper, hinted at constitutional reforms.

Speaking on remaking the constitution, the Prime Minister Wickremesinghe says that they are not in anyway challenging the authority of parliament.

He affirms that they all patriots and nationalists.

The Prime Minister says that they have no problem dealing with anyone who wants to raise cries that the nation is in danger, or there’s a danger of separatism.

With regard to doing away with the overbearing executive presidency, the Prime Minister says that three options would be given for how the prime ministerial system should function adding that the first option is the pure Westminster System, the second is a system where the Prime Minister is elected directly, and the third option would require political parties to declare their prime ministerial candidates before the elections.

He notes that in  all three options, the president would be a non-executive head of state.

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