Abolishing executive presidency: UPFA criticises Speaker

5 January 2019 11:53 am - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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At yesterday's party leaders meeting, the main opposition United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) is reported to have criticised Speaker Karu Jayasuriya for having openly advocated the abolition of the executive presidency.

UPFA MP Nimal Siripala de Silva raised the matter at the meeting and said the Speaker should not take such a stance as the custodian of Parliament.

Colombo district MP Dinesh Gunawardane, who functioned as the parliamentary group leader of the joint opposition, followed suit.

The Speaker responded saying he was entitled to express his views, nobody could stop him from doing so and is reported to have said that he would continue to support the abolition of the executive presidency. (Kelum Bandara)

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  • Ram Sunday, 06 January 2019 01:59 AM

    We have a fearless Speaker and "Gutless" "Doubled Tongued" politicians

    Rationalist Sunday, 06 January 2019 04:31 AM

    Of Course the Speaker is Right!Sri Lanka Government was much better with only One Head, the Prime Minister!

    sunil vijaya Sunday, 06 January 2019 05:16 AM

    abolish presidency, parliament and few defunct provincial councils - hand over the country to a peoples committee of competent intellectuals. let 2019 be the decisive year to send all 225 to gallows!

    Dinesh Sunday, 06 January 2019 07:16 AM

    And did the treasonous leader of the Mahajana Eksath Perumana tell you this?

    Kingsley Wijesinhe Sunday, 06 January 2019 07:40 AM

    The UPFA doesn't want the Speaker to speak!


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