Sep 08, 2018

''Need to appoint a good Prime Minister'' – says President Featured

According to the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, after the next Presidential election the powers of the resident would be greatly limited and the main position in the government would be that of the Prime Minister. Hence, the main focus of discussion and debate should be not of the next President, but of appointing a good Prime Minister to run the country well, said President Maithripala Sirisena.

The President said this joining the SLFP Niwithigala Central Committee meeting today (08). The meeting was organised by the SLFP Niwithigala organiser and the President’s Parliament Coordinating Secretary Miyuru Bashitha.

The President noted that the Presidential election would not be held even a day before the scheduled date, adding that no one can establish a government without the assiatance of the SLFP.

Discussions continue to get Mahinda to agree!

Meanwhile, the Joint Opposition leaders are currently in discussion regarding the proposal brought by the group of 15 to field Maithripala Sirisena as the next Presidential candidate and Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Prime Minister.

However, so far no decisive conclusion has been reached regarding the division of positions in a new government and as the JO leaders are of a strong stand that a presidential candidate should be fielded from the SLPP.