Lankapage Logo CP 17 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* President must contest next presidential election in 2020 - SLFP
Sun, Jan 8, 2017, 11:15 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 08, Colombo: The Central Committee of Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) at a meeting held recently has decided that the party leader, President Maithripala Sirisena should contest the next presidential election in 2020, Minister of Special Assignments Dr. Sarath Amunugama said.

The Minister in response to a media inquiry by BBC Sandeshaya said there is 27 percent minority votes in Sri Lanka and the his as well as the party's belief is that President Sirisena is the only candidate who can win a majority of those votes.

However, the President who chaired the SLFP Central Committee meeting has not expressed any views on the party's decision, the Minister said.

President Sirisena, when he was sworn in as President on 9 January 2015, pledged that he would not run for office for a second term.

However, the political environment now has changed, Minister Amunugama says.

The SLFP Central Committee has also decided to fully implement the 13th Amendment to the Constitution transferring land and police powers to provincial councils.

According to Minister Amunugama, party's stance is that instead of drafting a new constitution, the government should revise the current constitution and there is no need to call for a referendum.

 


ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
Sri Lankan President instructs Police Chief to take measures to prevent ragging at universities
-- [10 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka President grants Navy Commander six-month service extension
-- [6 hours ago]
President discusses electricity generation plans with Electricity Board engineers
-- [6 hours ago]
Global health leaders meet in Sri Lanka to discuss and reset the agenda on Migrant Health
-- [7 hours ago]
E-government procurement to make Sri Lanka's public service more efficient
-- [7 hours ago]
Death toll of Katukurunda boat tragedy rises to 14
-- [9 hours ago]
NARA studies effect of Sri Lanka's Norochcholai coal power plant's hot water emission to the ocean on marine resources
-- [9 hours ago]
NDB Bank records PAT of Rs. 3.2 billion for 2016
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka consumer protection agency raids traders selling rice above MRP
Minister urges to switch off street lamps early to save energy as hydropower generation possible only until April

Copyright © 2000, 2016 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.