JVP supporting mainly to abolish executive presidency: Anura

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Chief Opposition Whip Anura Kumara Dissanayake said yesterday they would support the Constitution-making process based on several facts including the abolishing of the executive presidency and changing of the electoral system.

The JVP MP told Parliament that the constitution was meant to protect the social and economic policy of the country and added that they were against that policy and the constitution in general.
He said however they would support the constitution making process on the aspect of making democratic reforms.

He said they were of the opinion that a new constitution should be introduced as the present constitution had been amended 19 times mainly to ensure the power of the government in office.

“We will participate in the constitution making solely to abolish the executive presidency which was detrimental to the country. The democracy could not be upheld while maintaining the executive presidency and it should be abolished to protect the peoples' rights and uphold democracy,” he said.

Mr. Dissanayake said the electoral system also should be changed and added that if parliamentary electoral system was to be changed, it should be done within the constitution not by amending it.

He said the constitution should ensure equal rights of all communities and added that no faction should participate in the constitution making with racial ideology. (Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 14

  • ANTON Friday, 22 September 2017 10:04 AM


    ceylon Friday, 22 September 2017 10:03 AM

    abolish executive presidency is just a joke.stop criminals come to politics is the solution. via DM Android App

    max Friday, 22 September 2017 10:06 AM

    "kithulata negapu minihatath kiyanta deyak thibbalu....!" We know you AKD!

    Ronnie Bugger Friday, 22 September 2017 10:25 AM

    Anura Kumar - don't mistrust the proposed constitution to change it's hues and shades. This new constitution was necessary only because the previous regime made a soup of the old one to suit their fancy. Trust the JVP to put their confidence in the President and the Prime Minister.

    PataPata Friday, 22 September 2017 10:26 AM

    Agree. We too voted for MS to abolish the executive presidency. Some in the SLFP dose not want the Executive Presidency abolished as the have a dream of brining Ali Baba back.

    cheers Friday, 22 September 2017 11:10 AM

    Koheda Yanne Malle Pol, no vision, no direction, no brain, now purely serving on robbed moneyunder UNP

    shanthapriya Friday, 22 September 2017 11:36 AM

    JVP is the most feared party for executive powers, not because of their love towards the country but for their own existance

    rohitha de silva Friday, 22 September 2017 03:52 PM

    These people are indirectly serving only the affluent class of this country.Could not understand the common man’s plight. No vision at all.Less and less representation they get in parliament shows this clearly.They would go to history as betrayers of our mother land one day.

    wicky Friday, 22 September 2017 05:14 PM

    Paving way to destruction by dividing country

    Sara Friday, 22 September 2017 08:50 PM

    Whoever who named these good for nothing b.....rs "Rathu Ali Petia" should be congratulated.These b....rs will lose even the few votes they got last time.

    Joseph Friday, 22 September 2017 10:01 PM

    JVP knows that this is a condition that neither the SLFP nor UNP in the govt will honour.

    Peter Saturday, 23 September 2017 03:48 PM

    then its a deal ,if you totally against SAITM ,then why don't you add that to your deal, government was in very bad situation and it was about not to happen ,if you were not voted .you voted it losing your own votes(including mine)by voting 20 , sin has done , even now demand 'Abolish SAITM' include to that deal.

    Nanda Sunday, 24 September 2017 08:09 PM

    Its very unfortunate you get joined with these opportunist UNP buggers,any way if voted with UNP for "Abolishing Presidency " what about 'Abolishing of SAITM' there you lead all these protests ,rallies its not that important ?

    pali Monday, 25 September 2017 06:03 PM

    You brought in no confidence motion against rajitha ,and there,it is mainly on SAITM issue,in return of voting with government why didn't you demand your current tussle with the government 'abolish SAITM' in return?

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