Now, UNP, JVP ready to vote with UPFA to abolish executive presidency

  • 23 Oct 2009 18:15:05 GMT

    Two candidates of the SLFP for Presidential elections gave an undertaking the Executive Presidency will be abolished and had conveniently forgotten once elected to office.At least under JR and Premadasa the Presidency was used to develop the country at a rapid pace-The Mahaweli,FTZ and the Housing projects are a case in point.Under Chandrika and MR the powers vested in the Presidency was not used to usher in development on the same scale .The abuse of power has been witnessed to a varying degree under all Presidents and Parliament has been devalued.Its time to scrap the Presidency and vest the powers in a PM responsible to Parliament.

  • 23 Oct 2009 21:35:58 GMT

    These are just UNP/JVP tactics to avoid national elections. Mahinda will not get caught to this nonsense.

    Mahinda should go for an election and ask the people for a mandate to change the constitution without depending on Traitor`s in Parliament

  • 23 Oct 2009 21:41:11 GMT

    Apey Maharaja Aacharya Mahinda Rajapaksa Rajathumaawa thambanna UNP ekatai JVP ekatai puluwanda?????? Ratey janathaawa obawahansey samagai Maharajathumani, UNP ekai JVP ekai rajakarapu kaalaya iwarai!!

    Executive Presidential system and the Preferential vote system and the present systems will NEVER work in Sri lanka.

    What Sri Lanka needs is a monarchy as we had before the foreign invasions. That way the country was prosperous for centuries. That is our indegenous system. Now we have the ideal Monarch in HRH Dr.Mahinda Rajapaksa.

    Apey Maharajathumaata jayaweva....... Rajakeeya Rajapaksa paramparaawata deergaayu weva!

  • 26 Oct 2009 01:02:33 GMT

    I think the problem is with not the Executive presidency.

    The problem is with the people who hold the position.

    Because of that, if you are genuine change the process so that, as soon as a person become corrupt he is removed from the position.

    Change the whole electoral process in order to reduce the number of politicians and to remove any politician as soon he was found to be abused the power.