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* Only President has the power to change government - UPFA Secretary
Sat, Aug 5, 2017, 11:27 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 05, Colombo: General Secretary of the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Minister Mahinda Amaraweera says that nobody other than the President Maithripala Sirisena is able to change the government until the year 2020.

The Minister made these remarks at the occasion to set up the Puttalam District Bala Mandalaya of Sri Lanka Freedom Party on Saturday.

Minister Amaraweera said the President Maithripala Sirisena is unable to change the government until 2020. Under the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, the President has the power to dissolve the government only six months before election, the Minister pointed out.

If there is to be any reshuffling of the members of the government only the President has the authority to do so, the Minister said adding that some groups are day dreaming of changing the government tomorrow or the day after.

He recalled that certain groups have said they will form a new government by January this year, and by April and they are all just absurd claims to retain their supporters.


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