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Only MR can get 2/3 majority to abolish executive Presidency PDF Print E-mail
Last night President Rajapakse and a number of ministers made themselves available to “Janahamuwa” (meet the people) with a live broadcast on national TV.

A group of Journalists representing almost all major TV and Print media took part in the discussion.

Numbers of question were put forwarded to the President and the ministers on this live TV programme which went on the air at 9pm and ended at 12 mid-night.

President avoided in very deplomatic way President Rajapakse avoided commenting on reports that General Sarath Fonseka may enter politics.  When he was asked to comment on media reports the President said all he knows is that General Fonseka is still serving a high ranking military official.

President also said if he had done what western powers wanted him to do then he may even have got the noble prize. But for him defeating terrorism and untie the nation was much more important he said.

On another question Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa said those who attempted to create instability during the war are the very same people who are spreading false claims relating to military officials.

Answering a question Wimal Weerawanse was the opinion that people who are talking about abolishing executive presidency are the puppets of western conspirators who are hiding behind the slogan “abolish Executive Presidency” and wants to control Sri Lanka.  

According to the Sri Lankan constitution to abolish the executive presidency there should be a 2/3 majority in parliament.  Only the government of Mahinda has that chance and that is why the government is able to pass the emergency regulations and even the vote of accounts. It says the opposition that cannot afford even 1/3 majority in the parliament cannot abolish executive presidency said the ministers who addressed the people at the ‘Meeting the People’ telecast program chaired by the President.

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