The objective of the visit of US permanent representative to the UN, Samantha Power to Sri Lanka is to promote federalism, Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) General Secretary MP Udaya Gammanpila claimed today.
He said the UN’s Political Affairs Department has launched a programme to encourage third world countries which are caught up in ethnic conflicts to introduce a federal administration.
“This programme was launched in 2012 on a proposal by Ms. Power. Sri Lanka is the programme’s next target and she is here to make sure it happens. The US was successful in introducing federalism to Iraq and Nepal,” Mr. Gammanpila told a news conference.
He said at a news conference on her arrival, Ms. Power had commended the measures being taken to abolish the executive presidency.
Mr. Gammanpila said abolishing executive presidency would weaken the country.
“The US administration is based on an executive presidential system since 1789. There are no dissenting views against its executive presidency because it wants to continue accumulating more power. The US is well aware that before introducing federalism it is necessary to weaken the country by weakening the executive presidential system,” he said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)
Comments - 14
lkboy Monday, 23 November 2015 03:38 PM
Have you forgot that people have to decide at a Referendum?
janaka Monday, 23 November 2015 03:54 PM
Only third world country could remove honest policeman who investigate former crook president?
modaya Monday, 23 November 2015 04:00 PM
Shoot this address less fellow
Labby Monday, 23 November 2015 04:07 PM
Doing his best to make his presence felt.
Leo Monday, 23 November 2015 05:04 PM
Abolishing the Executive Presidency is for the greater good of the country. Why dont you go to a village and and make these speeches they may believe you as sincerely we dont. via DM Android App
USD 1 Monday, 23 November 2015 04:59 PM
He may ask for Rs 100 ( 0.75 Dollars from Ms Samantha
vithura Monday, 23 November 2015 05:44 PM
If it is good for economically and democratically strong countries such as US, UK, India, Canada and the little country like Switzerland why should not it be good for SL
raj Monday, 23 November 2015 06:36 PM
“The US administration is based on an executive presidential system since 1789. There are no dissenting views against its executive presidency because it wants to continue accumulating more power. The US is well aware that before introducing federalism it is necessary to weaken the country by weakening the executive presidential system "He is contradicting his own statement- us has an executive presidential
Horri Jimonis Monday, 23 November 2015 06:50 PM
what happened to my Rs. 100/- ?
srivan Tuesday, 01 December 2015 01:21 AM
Federalism is any day preferable to executing genocide!
Namith Tuesday, 24 November 2015 10:39 AM
This gave me a good laugh early morning, what a joker !
Seeya Monday, 23 November 2015 02:29 PM
The only reason why Gammanpila opposes abolishing The Executive Presidency is because he wants to be The Executive President some day!
Muththa Monday, 23 November 2015 02:34 PM
rohanawijewira Monday, 23 November 2015 07:54 PM
May be in another 100 years
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