Removing executive presidency not effective when 13A remains: Wimal

23 April 2018 07:28 pm - 25     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The abolishment of the executive presidency is not a good move when the 13th Amendment to the Constitution remains as it is, National Freedom Front (NFF) leader Wimal Weerawansa said.

In a press release, he said the 13th Amendment to the Constitution was brought to dilute the executive powers of the president by establishing provincial councils.

“The proposal of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) is contracted to challenge the unity of the country. The abolishment of the executive presidency will culminate in losing the powers of the president on the provincial councils. If the executive presidency is removed without abolishing the 13th amendment, it would drag the country towards anarchy,” Weerawansa said.

While stating that his part is firmly opposed to the proposal, he invited the members of parliament who had already uttered that they would support the move to remove executive presidency, to ponder twice on their decision for the sake of the county. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

  Comments - 25

  • Sirimalee Monday, 23 April 2018 08:38 PM

    As Gota suggested make all Sri Lankans equal citizens and do away with the 13A.

    Cooray Monday, 23 April 2018 08:44 PM

    Most of our politicians are semi literates. They cannot do any good for the country.

    BuffaloaCitizen Tuesday, 24 April 2018 09:00 AM

    Sri Lanka is an example that 95% literacy does not guarantee wisdom, knowledge and logical thinking.

    CMN Monday, 23 April 2018 08:50 PM

    I feel sorry for the lives of 65,000 Sinhala youth who ended up in the grave during the JVP terrorism.

    BuffaloaCitizen Tuesday, 24 April 2018 09:05 AM

    Those youth took up arms against a State that did absolutely nothing to solve their problems. The title of "terrorist" was labelled by the state and those youth were killed. The money used for weapons to kill them could have been easily used to develop those youth, but politicians are always crooked when they want to hide their failures. The same happened to the north, too less... too little.... too late.

    Summa Monday, 23 April 2018 09:00 PM

    Kindly remove the un-educated legislators first, to bring the country back to a healthy 'state'

    Jeevan Monday, 23 April 2018 09:02 PM

    MR knows the UNP, the 20 odd SLFP MPs and foreign handlers want MS to continue in power. So he favors the abolishing even if it poses a danger to the country.

    chandra Monday, 23 April 2018 09:27 PM

    How are coming to Presidential Election from JO? GOTA or WIMAL? I like to Wimal. Because he is Very Nice Chatter Box. .

    Jaliya Tuesday, 24 April 2018 08:44 AM

    Chattering mouth piece is only good for a panic button to set off a toilet buzzer. [modern way to identify when your septic tank is full]

    Unchikun Monday, 23 April 2018 09:31 PM

    Oh! Zero divided by Zero is equal to Zero. Ah!

    Namali Monday, 23 April 2018 09:42 PM

    Is this in the grade 9 syllabus.

    Jal Perera Tuesday, 24 April 2018 10:08 AM

    It can't be grade 9, Weerawansa studied up to grade 8.

    Devaka Monday, 23 April 2018 09:50 PM

    Absolutely right ! Country will be thrown from frying pan to the fire in the passage of time.

    Johan Monday, 23 April 2018 10:06 PM

    What about the cases pending against your family.Why can't you clear First?

    Aladeniya Kirimathaya Tuesday, 24 April 2018 10:04 AM

    He will end up in jail soon. wait and see son.

    One shot Ranjan (2) Tuesday, 24 April 2018 10:07 AM

    Weerawansa cases mis-using vehicles and donating houses to his relations will come up and WW cannot seek the help from RW anymore.

    Deshan Tuesday, 24 April 2018 12:30 AM

    USA, Russia, China the leading countries in the world have executive presidential systems. I don't why we are making such a fuss out of it.

    Muslim Lion Tuesday, 24 April 2018 12:32 AM

    All these topics has no relation to the economy. Like someone said it is the economy stupid.

    Ajith Tuesday, 24 April 2018 01:13 AM

    This is the first time I can agree with Wimal.

    Ranja Tuesday, 24 April 2018 04:52 AM

    Abolish the Executive presidency and give some good news Tamil Diaspora.

    surath Tuesday, 24 April 2018 05:26 AM

    Your argument is valid.

    Unchikun Tuesday, 24 April 2018 06:36 AM

    Oh! Talking of numbers. The expert on numbers, who else knows best. Zero divided by zero is zero. I voted for the executive presidency to be abolished and it needs to be done.

    voter Tuesday, 24 April 2018 06:44 AM

    Removing executive powers of president pave way to independent states.

    yahiya Tuesday, 24 April 2018 08:42 AM

    Now he is talking about constitution

    ronald seneviratne Tuesday, 24 April 2018 10:05 AM

    The President should be aloof from party poitics because he is President of ALL Sri Lankans.He thinks only as a leader of a political party...that too he got because the UNP made him President Not of his own ability .Sad....Instead of abolishing it , the Presidency should be refined to suit the times!!

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