Tamil Diplomat

President to submit cabinet paper abolishing the Executive Presidency

President Maithripala Sirisena said he will present a Cabinet Paper to abolish the Executive Presidency and to introduce a new electoral system at the Cabinet meeting scheduled to be held tomorrow.

“The Cabinet Paper will be presented tomorrow to abolish the Executive Presidency and to transfer its powers to the Parliament,” President Sirisena said  during an event held at the Temple Trees in Colombo this morning.

He added the Cabinet Paper will also suggest the establishment of a new electoral system.

Speaking at the funeral of the late Venerable Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero few days back, the President said that he will abolish the Executive Presidential system and make social changes.

He said that apart from abolishing the Executive Presidential system, the late Venerable Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero had also called for a new electoral system.