After the 19th amendment to the Constitution, the President is not permitted to reshuffle the Cabinet – Gammanpila
Posted on April 3rd, 2017

By Binoy Suriyaarachchi Courtesy  Adaderana

After the 19th amendment to the Constitution, the President is not permitted to reshuffle the Cabinet, the Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) stresses.
PHU leader Udaya Gammanpila made the observation while speaking to reporters at a press conference held in Colombo on Monday.
The SLFPers do not know that President is no longer capable of reshuffling the Cabinet,” he added.
Gammanpila pointed out the President will have to appoint ministers for ministries in future only after considering the recommendation of the Prime Minister.
Gammanpila also went on to say several key SLFP ministers and even the President suffer without the privilege to make amendments to the Cabinet. With this, dreams of some SLFP ministers to take over the ministerial posts of the UNPers will shatter,” he added.

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4 Responses to “After the 19th amendment to the Constitution, the President is not permitted to reshuffle the Cabinet – Gammanpila”

  1. Ananda-USA Says:

    19th Amendment prohibits the Presudent from changing the Ministers with approval of the PM!

    If true, we have a TRUE GRIDLOCK between the PANA-NATHI JANA-PATHI and the PARA-GATHI AGA-MATHI!

    Just like the STORK trying to SWALLOW the FROG that is SQUEEZING it’s neck SHUT!

    Oh My! What a DILEMMA for Aiyooooo Sirisena’s MINIONS in the SLFP!


    Deviyo Saakki, mey gon kalliya thamantama ana-gath hati!

  2. Ananda-USA Says:

    Oops! Meant to say “WITHOUT the approval of the PM”!

  3. Ananda-USA Says:

    Actually, there is ANOTHER SOLUTION: Fire the PARA-GATHI AGA-MATHI and appoint someone else as PM who will agree to New Cabinet Appointments!


  4. Dilrook Says:

    There is no need for PM’s approval. The president only has to consider PM’s recommendations.

    It was the same for appointing Chief Justice and Central Bank Governor. Although the president has to consider the recommendations of various committees, finally he appointed his choice totally different to recommendations.

    The real deal here is UNP holding the majority in parliament (over SLFP). For this reason Sirisena will have to dance to the tune of the UNP.

    However, it is best to abolish executive presidency as promised by Mahinda (2005), Chandrika (1994) and Sirisena (2015). Minority impact on executive presidency is over 25% (including fraudulent votes) and massively rising with their higher birth rate and illegal migrants from South India, Pakistan and the Maldives. However, in general elections, the minority impact is 5% (Sri Lankan Tamils voting for UNP and SLFP). TNA does not join the government (so no impact on forming the government) and CWC and SLMC joins whatever party that wins.

    As long as executive presidency stays, the president will have to excessively appease minorities and hope for them to vote or suffer the fate of Mahinda. This cannot continue.

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