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President Mahinda Rajapaksa will have talks with other political parties to implement constitutional changes, Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who is also a brother of the President said in an interview with Al Jazeera television.

“The president has the mandate ... he has said that he'll speak to all the parties. I am sure now that he has a majority [in the house]. He has plans to [implement] constitutional changes," Gotabaya Rajapaksa told Al Jazeera.

He dismissed speculation that the president would seek more powers through constitutional reforms, saying: "He has all the powers; he doesn't need more powers."

 

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  • Friday, 23 April 2010 06:19 AM

    Hope he will be gracious enough to think of the country and be a true statesman!If not we will have another legacy to carry forward.Tampering with constitution has been their favourite past time, with so many unproductive committess wasting tax payers money to garnish their ego's in ugly political games!!

    Friday, 23 April 2010 06:27 AM

    can a leopard change it's spots?

    Friday, 23 April 2010 06:40 AM

    That's all we need! He'll play the whole country.

    Friday, 23 April 2010 06:51 AM

    Hopefully we could look out for some positive reforms. Accordingly, the election system, the level of power vested on the President etc should definitely change.

    Friday, 23 April 2010 06:57 AM

    yes! theme of the post-independence problem-solving machinery!
    Go ahead with two-thirds majority!
    And,ask Douglas Greenburg- he will give further comments!

    Friday, 23 April 2010 06:58 AM

    MR is a president who takes the correct action at the correct time. Its a matter of time for him to take the country towards prosperity and permanent peace.

    Friday, 23 April 2010 07:00 AM

    Federal? Confederal? Unitary? United?

    First know what to change before changing. Defence Secretary will have some demands too, I guess.

    Friday, 23 April 2010 07:08 AM

    SRI LANKA should become a monarchy under the new consitution.
    THRONE MR as DUTUGEMUNU 2
    whatever short comings he has
    He unified the country.
    2/3 of the country wants him as their leader, presidential parliamentary elections proven that

    James

    Friday, 23 April 2010 07:09 AM

    Of course CAN. In Sri Lanka it is possible. Even the spots are same, once they annouced to citizen that now Sopts are changed, they beleive (most).
    And the world laughs at us.
    This is the status today.

    Friday, 23 April 2010 07:19 AM

    MR has got ALL the power he needs. He also has the power to change the country from its racist attitude. He must do all in his power to bring reconciliation and must give governing power to a considerable extent to the minorities. Rajapakse is certainly in a very unique position to transform the island from its very core. That will bring about harmony, prosperity and development. He must also encourage civil servants including MPs and Ministers to learn and speak English and Tamil. Perhaps his newly elected Thomian son can blaze the trail.

    Friday, 23 April 2010 07:44 AM

    If you guys fail what you have promised, then you may have to face the disaster, mind it.

    Friday, 23 April 2010 08:01 AM

    I don’t agree with you! The moment a “considerable extent” of power is given to the minorities they will create a separate state! To bring in reconciliation the communities should integrate with each other where a single community does not enjoy undue privileges. The Tamil speaking population is no more than 20% and there is no logic in requesting 80% of the population to learn Tamil! Learning English is excellent as most organization in Sri Lanka work in English. We have to be more productive and not air our views with a racial mind!

    Friday, 23 April 2010 08:04 AM

    I dunno Y U guys preach the same thing in every post. Express sum ideas

    Friday, 23 April 2010 08:32 AM

    RESTORE THE LAW AND ORDER FIRST PLS!

    Friday, 23 April 2010 04:55 PM

    Not 2/3rds of the country - only about the 40% people of the country who voted for the UPFA - more of the population is against


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