Sirisena who met with the media heads this morning has spoken in no unclear terms of his intention to abolish the 19th amendment to the Constitution before the upcoming Presidential election.
Addressing the media heads gathered this morning Sirisena said he admits the country is in deep political instability and the reason behind the situation is the 19th amendment.
He also said irrelevant of who is elected as the next President of Sri Lanka, any individual who loves the country must join forces to abolish the 19th amendment.
“It is a curse to the country and drafted on NGO requests!” he said.
Sirisena forgets that he came into power with the election pledge of bringing a ‘19th amendment’. What he is now seeking to crush is the people’s mandate.
The 19th amendment passed in April 2015 and was hailed by many parties as a progressive move that tamed arbitrary powers of Executive Presidency while cancelling the adverse blows against democracy via the 18th amendment passed by Rajapaksas during their tenure to consolidate their power.
He also pledged to implement the death penalty for four convicts.
“I have already signed the death penalty for four drug dealers. They will be carried out in the near future,” he added.
He also lashed out at the state owned Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation and Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation for spreading fake news about him. Sirisena claims it has falsely misquoted the numbers in his delegations during foreign tours.