The SLFP today said it would oppose to any form of amendments to Executive Presidency, if they are not implemented simultaneously with electoral reforms.
Opposition Leader Nimal Siripala de Silva during a media briefing held this afternoon had said that they have learnt of an attempt by the UNP to present an ‘urgent’ bill in the parliament to curtail the Executive powers of the President and added that although they admit this is the most apt time to introduce such reforms, they would not support it if it is not introduced concurrently with electoral reforms.
Various viewpoints have been expressed with concern to the electoral reforms in the offing, with parties such as the JVP claiming that they are completely against reforms proposed by the Dinesh Gunawardena committee. They claim the proposed system does not reflect a true representation in the parliament.
The two main parties, the UNP and the JVP however seem to agree on the proposals and it has been reported that the reforms are to be introduced within the next few weeks.