The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) today said that the Cabinet had approved the JHU proposed reforms on pruning powers of the Executive as it had opposed to the Prime Minister’s proposal, which it said was ‘detrimental’ to the stability of the country.
JHU General Secretary and Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka said according to the Prime Minister’s proposal, though the President continues to be the Head of the State, he should consult the Prime Minister, who would be the head of the government on controlling the Executive.
“We rejected these proposals because it would make an impact on the stability of the country. Therefore, we suggested that the President should continue to be the Head of the State, the Government, Executive and Armed forces.
“However, a number of powers of the post will be curtailed to create equilibrium among the Executive, Legislature and the Judiciary,” he said. (By Lahiru Pothmulla)
Comments - 11
Mohamed Monday, 16 March 2015 03:34 PM
Sarath Monday, 16 March 2015 03:45 PM
Job well done Pathali.
de silva Monday, 16 March 2015 03:53 PM
WELL DONE SIR.THIS IS HOW IT SHOULD HAPPEN OTHERWISE THE ENTIRE COUNTRY WILL FACE A PROBLEM.I HOPE IF A ELECTION IS HELD YOUR PARTY AND JVP CAN GRAB MORE SEATS TO FOAM A GOVERNMENT SO THAT THE TRUE YAHAPAALANAYA WILL BE IMPLEMENTED.
anura Monday, 16 March 2015 03:54 PM
Great MR Champika and all the Jhu people.
Nihal Amarasekera Monday, 16 March 2015 04:33 PM
Ranil has already showed that he cannot be trusted with lots of powers.
jayantha weerasinghe Monday, 16 March 2015 08:19 PM
Correct. The way JHU is Proceeding. Appreciate Mr.Minister Champika. I have another proposal. 5 year pension scheme for politicians should be abolished. Pls try to do it also.
Aba Jayasekera Monday, 16 March 2015 06:27 PM
Nihal is correct !
Manoj Tuesday, 17 March 2015 12:54 AM
Bala Monday, 16 March 2015 02:59 PM
Looks acceptable - hope there will be no serious opposition to the passage of this. But the electoral reforms are very important to get correct bias of popularity of a government and hope they will be passed too.
kamal Monday, 16 March 2015 03:00 PM
Looks you are right JHU. We too think that way is better for now.
Nish Monday, 16 March 2015 03:01 PM
Well done minister. Abolishing of the executive presidency is only wanted by foreign elements and their stooges not ordinary Sri Lankans. We know that the executive presidency is a must if this country is to be remained as one country.
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