“Complete abolition of the Executive Presidency will happen in 2025, but not by promises, it has to be written in the constitution,” says Dr. Jayampathy Wickramaratne MP, Chairman of the Committee providing Technical support to the Constitution making and a member of the steering committee.
He made above remarks on Sunday with a group of Tamil diaspora. The meeting was organised by the Non Resident Tamils of Sri Lanka (NRTSL).
“We are for Maithri to be given a second term, but elected through Parliament. We can’t go back to a directly elected Presidency,” Dr. Wickramaratne said.
“We all agreed present powers will continued till 2020. Because he is the man who gave leadership. But, I would even go further and say if we are to give him a second term under the new constitution, we can even think of the phasing-out. Complete abolition of the Executive Presidency will happen in 2025, but not by promises, it has to be written in the constitution,” he further said.
Watch his presentation and questions and answers session below:
Part – 1
Part – 2
Part – 3