The SLFP will not support the 20th amendment to the constitution that aims to abolish the executive presidency, a powerful minister from the party had claimed to the weekly Sinhalese newspaper ‘Anidda’.
A committee appointed by the SLFP central committee to consider the amendment will say that the party is opposed to a full curtailment of the presidential powers, says the minister. Leaders of the party are in agreement with that, according to him.
The party has maintained its opposition to the abolition of the executive presidency, even when it submitted proposals to the steering committee of the constitutional assembly, the minister notes.
The SLFP wants the executive presidency to continue if there is no change to the provincial council system, he added. (Sri Lanka Mirror)