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Ultimatum to President

If President Mahinda Rajapaksa does not agree to abolish the Executive Presidency, a broad front will be formed and a common candidate will be presented to contest the next presidential election, the National Association for a Just Society (NAJS) said. Chief Incumbent of the Kotte Naga Viharaya, Ven. Maduluwawe Sobhitha Thera said after winning the presidential election, all powers held by the Executive Presidency will be handed over to Parliament within a period of 120 days.”A special meeting regarding this matter will be held on 18 April at 4:00 p.m. at the National Library, and leaders of all political parties and trade unions will be invited,” the Ven. Thera said.He also said government constituent party leaders, including Leader of the Lanka Sama Samaja Party (LSSP), Prof. Tissa Vitarana, Communist Party Leader D.E.W. Gunasekara, United National Party (UNP) strongmen, Ravi Karunanayake and Dr. Jayalath Jayawardane, some members of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), Leader of the Democratic People’s Front (DPF), Mano Ganesan and many other prominent figures in politics and academics fields have met and shown their support towards the proposal.Furthermore, Ven. Sobhitha Thera, together with other members of the NAJS made a courtesy visit to the Chief Incumbents of the Asgiriya and Malwatte Chapters as well as Archbishop of Colombo, Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith, who showed strong support towards the abolition of the Executive Presidency.

Author: TELO Admin