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There is no constitutional provision to postpone Presidential election: CBK

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Colombo, Feb 14 (Daily Mirror) - There is no constitutional provision to postpone Presidential elections, former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga told journalists yesterday.

Ms. Kumaratunga said this in response to a question raised by journalists after an event organized by the United Republic Front in Colombo last evening.

However, she did declined to elaborate to a question raised by journalists on the assurance given by the President’s office recently that Presidential elections will be held despite speculation that the Executive Presidency is to be scrapped.

“All I can say is that Presidential elections cannot be postponed at all,” she added.

  Comments - 15

  • last chance Thursday, 15 February 2024 04:47 AM

    That is the truth, if any attempt is made to avoid it it may end up in blood bath of this country.

    Ama Thursday, 15 February 2024 05:20 AM

    Tell me ONE DAY YOU WERE PUNTUAL during your tenure as president?

    Gabriella Thursday, 15 February 2024 05:50 AM

    Wasn’t the book, “The Robber Baroness” based on her presidency ? Now she is the self appointed Messiah.

    Bandara Thursday, 15 February 2024 06:41 AM

    But you will propose another tactic not to conduct Presidential election, such as your recent "Ingi Bingi' or not so subtle way of promoting the idea of abolishing executive presidency.

    Suniipalan Alilingam Thursday, 15 February 2024 08:08 AM

    Chandrika, Time to stop taking Pin Padi any more set by the Satan JRJ! Ready to Go Home! No more Bands! They have done enough damage to this country!

    Fahim Mufakkir [Fahim reasons] Thursday, 15 February 2024 08:40 AM

    I've gained insight from a very reliable lady with political experience and a deep understanding of the country's constitution. She emphasized that the executive presidency cannot be abolished solely through parliamentary votes; rather, she highlighted the necessity of a referendum by the people. If her information is accurate, politicians pledging to abolish the Executive Presidency are misleading the public. If her assertions hold true, upon their election, they would merely repeat the same rhetoric.

    Ram Thursday, 15 February 2024 09:07 AM

    Constitution is flouted these days, so we can expect RW to carry on without election

    Back door president Thursday, 15 February 2024 09:37 AM

    The sleazy president will find away. He is begging for a bath in Beira lake .

    johan Thursday, 15 February 2024 10:01 AM

    When they hear about election President, Rajapakses and their accomplices are purging, because they are unable to face masses

    Jude Thursday, 15 February 2024 10:09 AM

    But your childhood friend Ranil will postpone for the simple reason that bankrupt SL don't have money to hold elections yeah.

    Seek Law Society’s Advice on Abolishing Presidency Thursday, 15 February 2024 10:44 AM

    @Fahim:- can the Law society confirm the above statement by Fahim that parliament can abolish the presidency ?

    FAHIM Mufakkir [Fahim reasons] Friday, 16 February 2024 05:12 AM

    I would appreciate that very much Thank you

    N.M. Perera Thursday, 15 February 2024 10:49 AM

    No Leader can control People's Power.... 4 Million Plus converging !! All will wet their pants and run..... Run in all directions !! Democracy shall be the winner finally. Timely Elections ...... Win Win Scenario..... Remember

    Buddhist Thursday, 15 February 2024 06:31 PM

    The time is ripe for a citizen to go to the Supreme Court and question if a Presidential Election can be postponed.

    Kumara Choksanada Friday, 16 February 2024 09:03 AM

    Mummy returns.

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