Sri Lanka Govt. to abolish or reform Executive Presidency

  • 9 Mar 2010 20:00:01 GMT

    [Mr Rajapaksa has now said he does not think any generally acceptable solution has yet been suggested, so `after the present election I am going to put forward my own solution to the problem` he told BBC s Charles Haviland in Colombo.

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    Why wait ? If he has a solutiuon he can pit it forward now.

  • 9 Mar 2010 20:03:30 GMT

    [If the opposition says that they vote for the abolition tomorrow, we would not have this problem,` he said.]

    Why wasn`t this asked from the opposition before parliamant was disolved or even before the presidential election soon after war ended?

  • 9 Mar 2010 20:06:00 GMT

    [`There is an opinion in the country that the executive presidency should be abolished or reformed,` he told BBC Sinhala service]

    Doesn`t this contradict the so called 58% voting to re-elect MR for Presidency for another term?

  • 10 Mar 2010 01:31:32 GMT

    [The government says it will abolish or reform executive presidency if re-elected with a two thirds majority]

    [The main opposition coalition that contested the 26 January presidential election has vowed to abolish the very powerful executive presidency]

    Either way, Mr. President is going to be jobless very soon - it appears