While stating that the Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) is against the proposal of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) to remove the executive presidency, General Secretary of the PHU Upul Wijesekara said Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was behind the JVP’s proposal.
Addressing a news conference, he said premier Wickremesinghe anticipated centralizing executive powers unto his purview by making use of the abolishment of the executive presidency.
“It is obvious that the Prime Minister is acting according to the agendas of the foreign countries. Premier Wickremesinghe is now bit struggling to act upon the foreign countries as he lacks the executive powers. Once the executive presidency is removed PM would be eagerly waiting to run the country in accordance with the whims and fancies of the foreign countries,” Mr. Wijesekara said.
He said political experts should be consulted in this regard and should see whether it would be worthwhile to the country.
Meanwhile, deputy leader of the PHU Madumadawa Aravinda said there is a visible confrontation in the JVP due to what transpired after the No-Confidence brought against Premier Wickremesinghe.
“Although the JVP came to a unanimous decision that they would vote against the PM, some members were not that much in favour of the decision. Consequently, one group of the JVP is with K. D. Lal Kantha whereas another group is with the JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake,” Madumadawa said. (Sheain Fernandopulle)
Saman Tuesday, 24 April 2018 09:12
Now everything is JVPs fault?
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BuffaloaCitizen Tuesday, 24 April 2018 09:34
But even your paymaster MaRa promised to remove the post of Presidency, then backtracked bcos he could fleece the country using powers ingrained in that post. Next comes aiyo Sirisena whose message in his campaign also promised the same but loves the extravagance this post gives simply doing nothing. The public has voted all this while for banning this post, but it is clear political crooks love the post of President bcos it allows them to rob.
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Dr. Kashan Amarasinghe Tuesday, 24 April 2018 09:58
The common suggestion from the masses is to remove the executive presidency, no change.
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Jayasingha Tuesday, 24 April 2018 11:58
Are the people really aware of the consequences? Have the people being made aware of both sides of the issue.
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M. Munasinghe (Attorney-at-Law) Tuesday, 24 April 2018 10:00
Who cares for this rubbish Gamampilla and his PHU party.
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Rubesh M. Ramanayake Tuesday, 24 April 2018 12:01
He is a No. 1 liar like Weerawansa. Both could be kept in a scale they will equally weigh.
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Lion W.T. Wickramaratne Tuesday, 24 April 2018 10:01
Hay Gamampilla, still you did not refund our (Rs. 100/-) you robbed from us.
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Victor Karunapala (businessman) Tuesday, 24 April 2018 11:59
Do you know now Gamampilla had printed some tickets (Rs. 200/-) for the membership of JO.
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Hungry Fox Tuesday, 24 April 2018 10:08
PM is a power hungry person. He knows very well that curtailing the powers of Prez, will finally strengthens his own powers. Buy only till 2020.
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Man Tuesday, 24 April 2018 10:10
Some valid and salient point, at last, without ridiculous action with swords.
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Jemma Tuesday, 24 April 2018 10:13
Shame on , JVP, UNP, SLFP, UPFA, president and many more, all put together cant defeat a ONE SINGLE MAN. just give up politics.
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Rasheed Tuesday, 24 April 2018 10:42
No body is behind this, because this was the promise made by President himself before the Election.Now he does't want to abolish it. He is following the previous leaders.
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TONY Tuesday, 24 April 2018 11:04
THEN FILE ANOTHER NCM AGAINST PM
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TONY Tuesday, 24 April 2018 11:13
GAMMAN THINKS ALL ARE LIKE THIS NO1 CROOK
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Sincere Tuesday, 24 April 2018 11:27
Hey, it is Not the PM or JVP, but the 6.2 million people of this country. Can't he understand that simple logic?
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Labby Tuesday, 24 April 2018 11:32
These JHU chaps desperately need to find a way to make their presence felt. We see one today.
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TJ Tuesday, 24 April 2018 11:37
Even the President agreed before the presidential election for the abolition of Executive Presidency. Why are you now dragging PM and JVP.?
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Lord Wolfstein Tuesday, 24 April 2018 11:39
The abolition of the executive presidency was promised to the voter. Now it has to be done. Furthermore, Upul Wijesekara overestimates the importance of Sri Lanka on the world stage. As long as there are no serious human rights violations, no other country is interested in meddling in the politics of this small unimportant country.
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Buddhist Tuesday, 24 April 2018 17:51
What is wrong with this guy? When the last Presidential and Parliamentary elections were held both the President and UNP openly stated in their manifesto that Presidential system will be abolished. So whats wrong in Ranil backing JVP move? What is this guy smoking these days?
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s.shiha Tuesday, 24 April 2018 18:49
He is a political orphan.
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