Karu ready to contest Presidency to abolish it
Posted on August 25th, 2019

By Upatissa Perera Courtesy Ceylon Today

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya had informed the United National Party (UNP) that he will contest the upcoming Presidential Election with the aim of abolishing the Executive Presidency if the Presidential candidacy is given to him with the unanimous agreement of the UNP.

He had emphasised that he took this decision in response to the requests made by several UNP members, not to surpass another person.

He had also stated that there’s no truth in rumours that he is going to contest the Presidential Election in a bid to protect the Party leadership held by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. 

2 Responses to “Karu ready to contest Presidency to abolish it”

  1. Ananda-USA Says:

    Now, where have I heard that before? Ha! Ha! Another CROOK!

  2. Dilrook Says:

    That is an old useless promise made by Chandrika (1994), Mahinda (2005) and Sirisena (2015). Once in power they all forgot about it. Try a new promise.

    If the UNP is serious about abolishing executive presidency, they can. They can get the required 150 seats. But they want to keep it.

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