Cabinet decided not to discuss abolishing Executive Presidency now - Mano
September 19, 2019 05:23 pm
The Cabinet of Ministers today decided not to discuss the matter of abolishing the Executive Presidency at this moment as a Presidential Election has already been called, Minister Mano Ganesan said.
In a Twitter message, the minister said that “heated arguments” had taken place during the special Cabinet meeting held today to discuss the matter.
However, he said that the Cabinet decided not to discuss the abolishing of the Executive Presidency right now when the Election Commission has already gazette the Presidential Election.
Ganesan also claimed that the vast majority of government ministers declared that they will go for election and win.
Special cabinet meeting on Aboloshing executive presidency unanimously decided after heated arguments not to discuss this matter NOW when EC has gazetted presidential elections. Vast majority of govt ministers declared that "we will go for presidential elections and WIN". #lka— Mano Ganesan (@ManoGanesan) September 19, 2019
Meanwhile Minister Harin Fernando also tweeted that they objected to any move to abolish the Executive Presidency.
He said that the group led by Sajith Premadasa informed the Prime Minister that any move on this should happen after the Presidential Election.
“After a president election being called abolishing of it is not correct,” he said.
We have objected to any move to abolish the Executive Presidency. Group led by Sajith Premadasa informed PM that at the pre cabinet that any move on this should happen after the Presidential Election. After a president election being called abolishing of it is not correct— Harin Fernando (@fernandoharin) September 19, 2019