The signing of the MoU, which was to be conducted today between Opposition political parties to come to an agreement on the policies to be adhered to by the Common Opposition Candidate, has been postponed due to the illness of the Ven. Maduluwawe Sobhitha Thera, sources said.
Earlier it was decided that the convener of the People’s Movement for a Just Society, the Ven. Maduluwawe Sobhitha Thera, the convener of Pivithuru Hetak, the Ven. Athuraliye Ratana Thera, former president Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, Opposition leader Ranil Wickremesinghe, former chief justice Sarath N. Silva and several Opposition political parties and organisations would sign the MoU.
The MoU, planned to be signed at the Galadari Hotel in Colombo tomorrow (17), is expected to include the following points: the abolition of the executive presidential system within six months, the implementation of a 19th Amendment to the Constitution , and the establishment of independent commissions.