Saturday, 29th November 2014

Political

The Executive Presidency cannot be abolished by a President since it has to be done through Parliament, External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris said. Even though executive powers are vested with the President in accordance with Article 4 B of the Constitution,the President is not able to abolish the Executive Presidency, since those powers have been vested in the Parliament by the Constitution. Therefore, common candidate Maithripala Sirisena cannot abolish the Executive Presidency even if he is elected by accident. Moreover, according to the Constitution, he (Sirisena) cannot appoint...
Sinister local and international forces which made a vain attempt to halt the Humanitarian Operation to liberate the country from terrorism are now making a desperate attempt to prevent President Mahinda Rajapaksa's victory at the next Presidential election, said Sri Lanka Youth Bar Association President Dr. Kanchana de Silva. "It is the duty of all patriotic people to defeat these sinister forces by firmly standing behind President Rajapaksa continuously," he said. He said all international forces which earlier wanted to destabilise the country through terrorism were now trying to achieve...