JVP to propose amendments to abolish Executive Presidency
The JVP says the party expects to propose amendments to the Constitution in order to abolish the Executive Presidency.
Speaking at a media briefing leader of the JVP MP Anura Kumara Dissanayake said every President appointed since 1994 acquired a people’s mandate by promising to abolish the Executive Presidency.
MP Dissanayake stressed President Maithripala Sirisena vowed to abolish the Executive Presidency during the funeral of Venerable Maduluwawe Sobhitha thera who contributed to his Presidential campaign.
However, the Parliamentarian noted that discussion pertaining to the Executive Presidency has been forgotten as the present administration is considering reruns.
He said the JVP is expecting to propose the amendment to abolish the Executive Presidency to Parliament as the 20th Constitutional Amendment as a private parliamentary proposal.
MP Dissanayake meanwhile said the proposal will be tabled in Parliament only after the No Confidence Motion against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is tabled.
MP Anura Kumara Dissanayake however noted the JVP will not delay the process if the No Confidence Motion is being delayed for several months.