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Draft proposals in 2000: No clause for two-year extension of tenure: CBK

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Former president Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaranatunga responded to Cabinet spokesman and Minister Rajitha Senaratne saying she made no attempt to extend her term of office by two more years through the constitutional proposals presented to Parliament in 2000.

The following is her statement issued to Daily Mirror: "I am surprised to see a statement made by Cabinet spokesman Rajitha Senaratne about the 2000 draft Constitution formulated by my Government, where he states the UNP opposed it and did not give the seven votes required for a 2/3rd majority in Parliament, because G.L. Peiris sneaked in a clause to extend my term by two years.

"This is completely false. The Draft Constitution said no such thing. However, it contained a specific clause to abolish the Executive Presidency entirely. Our draft constitution stated that the Executive Presidency would come to an end at the end of my second term which is 2005.

"However, because the UNP was not very keen on that I suggested that the Executive Presidency would end one year after the constitution is adopted. This would have meant that I would have ended my second term by August 2001, instead of December 2005.

"Regrettably the UNP was not willing to discuss my proposal about the abolition of the Executive Presidency. Hon. Karu Jayasuriya confirmed these facts and Dr. Jayampathy Wickramaratne who was the secretary to the constitution-drafting committee mentions all this in his book relevant to the constitution.

I regret that the Cabinet Spokesman who is a senior politician has not studied the clause on the abolition of the Executive Presidency contained in my Draft Constitution of 2000.

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  • Jans Friday, 13 January 2017 06:14 PM

    CBK Stop media show via DM Android App

    anfaaz Friday, 13 January 2017 12:15 AM

    Still I have Constitutional Daft - 2000 Hard Copy. its best constitution draft I ever seem... it can solve every problems in Sri Lanka. Rajitha lies on this matter. via DM Android App

    Sunil Friday, 13 January 2017 06:52 AM

    Madam, you can only talk. Isn't it that your regime was "all talk and no work" just like the current one? At least we don't have the war now. Thanks to MR.

    Ranjit Friday, 13 January 2017 07:21 AM

    In Sri Lanka you cannot live on laurels. Past is past and gone for ever. Moreover there are so many factors to discuss about your misrule and misjudgement.

    pubudi Friday, 13 January 2017 08:48 AM

    Why are you still interfering with our Country??? You are an Ex-Ex President who did nothing. Please keep away from this country's governing bodies.

    Prabath Friday, 13 January 2017 09:36 AM

    Dont worry madam. Now that UNP is collaborating with you to split our country in half drop the past grudges and make sure you execute the orders of your Oslo masters.

    BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 13 January 2017 09:43 AM

    Many Sri Lankan politicians are full of ignorance similar to the people of the electorates they represent.


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