Last ditch move to scrap executive presidency thwarted

19 September 2019 04:51 pm - 13     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A last ditch attempt to abolish executive presidency by President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was thwarted in the Cabinet today.

Minister Mano Ganeshan said the government has decided at the special cabinet meeting on the abolishment of the Executive Presidency not to discuss the matter at the moment.

“Special cabinet meeting on abolishing executive presidency unanimously decided after heated arguments not to discuss this matter now when the Election Commission has gazetted presidential elections. A vast majority of government ministers declared that ‘we will go for presidential elections and win’,” the minister tweeted. (Kelum Bandara)

  Comments - 13

  • People Thursday, 19 September 2019 06:33 PM

    What is for what NOW ? To whom Ranil working for? Is it for UNP or some one else? People doesn't want Ranil and Karu is not smart enough to be a president. So what is this for? Sagith should move on now and get UNP/SLFP to win.

    Lion Thursday, 19 September 2019 06:41 PM

    As voters we know what you are all up to .We as the voters have decided and you will get stunned when the results are coming out on 16-17 November.

    nizam Thursday, 19 September 2019 06:51 PM

    I cant even begin to imagine the level Ranil will stoop to some how cling on to the "leader of the opposition: title. If you can win then scrap it. Have you ever seen anyone who has ABSOLUTELY NO SHAME!!!

    dickie bird Thursday, 19 September 2019 06:53 PM

    Its to please the Minority parties demands. Specially the molly cuddle the TNA.

    shan Thursday, 19 September 2019 07:16 PM

    Whoever has proposed for to scrap executive presidency is to fool the people again and get votes. People should be prudent not to get trapped.

    Dhammika Thursday, 19 September 2019 07:43 PM

    So the top two are shivering . Hope it does not end up in a earthquake or a mud slide .

    laksir Thursday, 19 September 2019 07:52 PM

    still UNP thinks can wind the game but let wait cheating and corrupted animals will learn last lesson soon

    Dev Thursday, 19 September 2019 08:10 PM

    Unbelievable government. people please vote for anything but not to this rotten government. They have zero interest in progress of the country.

    Era Thursday, 19 September 2019 08:30 PM

    Ranil desperate to click on to UNP leadership and the leader of the opposition.

    P Fernando Thursday, 19 September 2019 08:45 PM

    These guys are playing games to safe guard their higher positions instead of giving priority to democracy of this country. Who is going to be the next head of state will be decided by the people. For heaven's sake introduce your candidate and face the election Mr RW.

    Amila Goonewardena Thursday, 19 September 2019 08:54 PM

    Throwing money buying Journalist , , ,Prominent people organizing and instigating strikes doesn't mean one particular person is popular. People's Mandate island wide will be the final result.

    Max Thursday, 19 September 2019 09:04 PM

    NGO pundits and few 1/4marks' had met RW, seeking the EP scrapping in order to please elamists. This latest bid is a result of that and the country is lucky to have failed that attempt.

    jayt Friday, 20 September 2019 07:32 AM

    Filling up any available nuke weapons or negotiating agreement with a country who has already nuclear weapons is necessary. These foreign conspirators is behind an attempt to remove EP

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