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Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva says there is no legal authority to a President to abolish the executive presidency. PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 14 November 2014 13:07

Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva says it is only the parliament that has the complete authority to abolish the executive presidency or to make a constitutional amendment. However, a two third majority is required in this regard. The minister says referendum could be held if required according to the opinion of the Supreme Court.  While speaking to the Dasa Desin programme of the SLBC this morning, the minister pointed out there is no legal authority for a President to abolish the executive presidency, whether he desires or not.  Furthermore, such an amendment cannot be made to the constitution or the executive presidency cannot be abolished or to introduce a new electoral system, if there is no two thirds majority of the parliament.

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Another large housing project built for low income families in Kolonnawa will be opened on Monday. PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 26 November 2014 20:57
Laksanda sevena housing scheme constructed in Kollonnawa for low income families in the area will be declared open by president Mahinda Rajapakse on Monday. The government has spent 750 million rupees for the project that comprised with 216 housing units. Advisor to the Urban development authority Weerasena Adhikari says families affected by the garbage dump at Meethotamulla area will also be provided housing facilities from this project.  
 
Meanwhile Modera Uyana housing scheme in Mattakkuliya  area will be vested with the public on the 8th of next month. It has 872 housing units  and a sum of 3 billion rupees  has bee spent for this project. At a press briefing held in Colombo today Mr.Adhikari said the Urban development authority has completed six large scale housing schemes in the Colombo city this year. 
 
Late Prime Ministers S.W.R.D. Bandaranike and Sirimavo Bandaranaike commemorated. PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 26 September 2014 13:10
A commemoration ceremony was conducted on behalf the 55th commemoration anniversary of the late Prime Minister S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike, 14th commemoration anniversary of Sirimavo Bandaranaike and third commemoration anniversary of Anura Bandaranaike in front of the Bandaranaike statue in Horogolla this morning.  Floral tribute was paid to the statue. Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne, ministers, parliamentarians and Maha Sangha were present at this occasion.  Relatives of the family including former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga and Sunethra Bandaranaike were also present at this occasion. 
 
Anu Nayake of the Malwathu chapter Venerable Niyangoda Vijithasiri Thero commended the service rendered by late S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike and Sirimavo Bandaranaike on behalf of the nation. 
 
The president says the defeat of terrorism in Sri Lanka has led to strengthen security in the south Asian region. PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 26 November 2014 20:55
President Mahinda Rajapaksa emphasized the imperative need for SAARC to move towards implementing result-oriented, actionable plans, which impact directly on the lives of the   people.
Hesaid that having evolved in structure, form and content, through almost three decades, SAARC is at a crucial juncture and now there is a need to move towards implementing result-oriented, actionable plans.
Addressing the 18th SAARC summit in Kathmandu today the president urged South Asian leaders to  keep with the SAARC spirit to join forces against external threats on Member States. 
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Lawyers affiliated to SLFP point out that a single person cannot abolish the executive presidency system. PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 26 November 2014 20:55
 
The objective of the Tamil diaspora is to make Maithripala Sirisena victorious in the Presidential election and to take President Mahinda Rajapakse to the war crime tribunal. However, the people of this country will never allow to achieve this vicious objective. This was stated by the president's counsel  attorney at law Chandana Liyana Patabendi addressing a media conference organized by the United People's Freedom lawyers alliance in Colombo today.  Mr. Liyanapatabendi said that the United National Party has failed to select their own candidate for the election.
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