By Kelum Bandara
The UNP said today that it would back any amendment for the creation of the post of executive prime minister by abolishing the executive presidency as there were attempts by the government to extend the term of the President by an unlimited period of time.
Speaking at a media briefing a short while ago, UNP Deputy Leader Karu Jayasuriya, while criticizing the government’s secretive operations for constitutional changes said that the government should not amend the constitution in an adhoc manner and keeping the entire country in dark.
Jayasuriya further noted that it should be done with the consultation of all the stakeholders of society including citizens.
“We have known about the government’s secretive operations only through the media. We have heard about attempts to extend the terms of the President for an unlimited period of time,” he said.