Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka opposition party leaders to meet today to call for abolishing executive presidency
Thu, Jul 24, 2014, 12:52 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka opposition parties, civic organizations and individuals are to meet today to sign a petition calling for the abolishing of executive presidency.

At the meeting former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga and the Opposition and United National Party (UNP) Leader Ranil Wickremasinghe will sign a petition calling for the abolishing of the abolishing of executive.

Political leaders and leaders of civic organizations will meet at the New Town Hall in Colombo and the signing of the petition will take place at 2:30 p.m.

The convener of the National Movement For Social Justice, Ven. Maduluwawe Sobhitha Thero, whose name was proposed as the common candidate of the opposition, will lead the program.

Politicians including Tamil National Alliance (TNA) leader R. Sampanthan, leader of Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna Anura Kumara Dissanayake, Democratic Party leader Sarath Fonseka, Nawa Sihala Urumaya leader Sarath Manamendra and former Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake are expected to join the event which will be held at the New Town Hall in Colombo at 4:00 p.m., the Sri Lanka Mirror reported.

According to the political activists, opposition parties, groups and organizations are trying to form a common platform with a common aim at the next presidential elections and Ven. Sobhitha Thera and leaders of leading opposition parties have reached a consensus on abolishing the executive presidency.

Activists Jayampathi Wickramaratne PC, Victor Ivan, Deepika Udugama and Asanka Thilakaratne are to address the event.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka consumer protection agency raids traders selling rice above MRP
-- [3 hours ago]
Minister urges to switch off street lamps early to save energy as hydropower generation possible only until April
-- [5 hours ago]
Government to pay compensation to victims of boat accident
-- [5 hours ago]
Indian Cultural Centre presents A Musical Evening -Hindi Film Songs from 60's, 70's and 80's
-- [6 hours ago]
Indian migrant laborer charged with the murder of Sri Lankan in Malaysia
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lankan Navy accused of chasing away 3000 Tamil Nadu fishermen from island waters
-- [7 hours ago]
Representatives of US Congress laud Sri Lanka's transformative process
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lanka nationwide inflation increases to 6.5 percent in January 2017
-- [8 hours ago]
Japan's Border Entry Inspection stricter for students from five countries including Sri Lanka
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lankan President to decide on private universities issue after considering best interests of the country

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.