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13 October 2014 07:43 am - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Government should move towards scrapping the Executive Presidency without holding a Presidential Election, the United National Party (UNP) said today.

UNP Parliamentarian Joseph Michael Perera told a media briefing that the government should peruse a course of action to scrap the Executive Presidency given the statement made by President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Sunday that he was ready to scrap the Presidency if those who called for the division of the country gave up Eelam demand.

“Why hold a Presidential Election if the government was ready to scrap the Executive Presidency?” he questioned.

Mr. Perera said the UNP had already embarked on an action to have a dialogue with other opposition parties such as the JVP, Democratic Party and also government allies to establish a common course of action to reform the Constitution. (Yohan Perera & Sanath Desmond)

Video by Sanath Desmond

Pix by Nisal Baduge

  Comments - 8

  • danusha Monday, 13 October 2014 08:26 AM

    but still UNP wont win with Rail at the top

    mount Monday, 13 October 2014 02:03 PM

    Upada bariuna obada puluwantha

    chandra Monday, 13 October 2014 08:35 AM

    Ha ha haa Mahindata Bayayi

    Bambara Monday, 13 October 2014 09:40 AM

    The UNP created the monster for personal gain. Now it is the UNP's responsibility to get rid of the monster. The constitution is the heart of the country and the haphazard change was the big mistake.

    amitha Monday, 13 October 2014 03:43 PM

    The executive presidency is required for at least another decade to prevent Eelam formation. via DM Android App

    kasun Monday, 13 October 2014 10:15 AM

    UNP cannot win.

    Waco Monday, 13 October 2014 10:15 AM

    Executive Presidency should remain for ever. The president should have adequate authority and power to stear the country. But the president must not misuse the Power. It is upto the people to select the correct person at the election. Do not make the president a scarecrow by removing the powers attached to it.

    Saman Monday, 13 October 2014 05:24 PM

    Bring in a " United Leader" who could unite all Parties,
    all communities and the whole country.

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