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Constitutional reforms shouldn’t be mixed up with other issues: MR

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Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa said changes to the constitution should not be mixed up with the two key issues of abolishing the executive presidential system and electoral reforms, over which widespread consensus has built up over a period of time.

He said the constitutional reform should proceed in stages, taking up the abolition of the executive presidency and the reform of the electoral system first, and then going on to other matters.

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  • Cheers Sunday, 17 January 2016 04:47 PM

    But he is wiser and a true leader of our times who called spade a spade not like the current mahouts

    vithura Sunday, 17 January 2016 04:52 PM

    People who take a decade to pass the GCE exams can never constitutional experts, as reflected in his speech that has many inconsistencies. The MP should know his limitations.

    Rambukwella Sunday, 17 January 2016 04:58 PM

    MR was president for 10 years and wanted to be president and dictator for ever. Then pass it to Namal. Now talking about abolishing presidency. What a bull shitter!

    Dee Sunday, 17 January 2016 05:15 PM

    Enough!

    kolakotiya Sunday, 17 January 2016 06:32 PM

    U WERE IN POWER FOR 10 YEARS. U INCREASE YR POWER NOW WHAT ARE U TALKING. MIND YR BUSZ

    BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 18 January 2016 09:08 AM

    100% this fellow does not have the gamut to write this, however equally the fellows who are around him who wrote this are also equally incompetent.

    Yellow Bird Monday, 18 January 2016 09:09 AM

    Mahinda mama! No one to buy your stupid tactics.

    Karsha Monday, 18 January 2016 01:51 PM

    Cheers, He called a spade a spade for his personal benfit only

    The God Father Sunday, 17 January 2016 08:04 PM

    A fool will be recognized as soon as he opens his mouth.

    TONY Monday, 18 January 2016 09:30 AM

    ALAS! GOOD TIMES HAVE COME TO MR TO OPEN UP HIS MOUNT AND RESUME HIS POLITICAL CAREER

    Bala Sunday, 17 January 2016 02:50 PM

    Why not do like the 18th A - just bulldoze it through. Now you are advising restraint and public debate.

    Docuk Sunday, 17 January 2016 02:51 PM

    You had all time and the oportunity now shut up!

    onlooker Sunday, 17 January 2016 03:21 PM

    Absolutely true. The yahapalana agenda is different.

    OMG Sunday, 17 January 2016 04:20 PM

    When you had the chance you didnt do and now pointing at others. from where did u say this in parliament or from temple tree or prison.

    Manel Sunday, 17 January 2016 04:33 PM

    Your advice is just a joke in view of the manner you conducted the "YAMAPALANAYA".

    yapala Sunday, 17 January 2016 04:41 PM

    To get better results to Lankans, both parties must get to gether and ammend constitution.


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