There is a series of secret talks had been taken place among the representatives of the UNP, SLFP and Mahinda Rajapaksa regarding the abolition of the executive presidency. Although the executive presidency has been abolished, the presidential advisor has proposed that the presidential term should be given to Maithripala Sirisena with the Defense Ministry for another 5 years.
According to the above sources, this secret conference is being coordinated through an ambassador from a Western country.
Sri Lanka Mirror a few weeks ago revealed on an intervention of a diplomatic mission is taking place to reach an agreement among the President, the Prime Minister and the Opposition Leader to abolish the executive presidency and introducing a new constitution.
Maithri is in secret talks: Also met Chandrika!
The President, the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition have already responded positively to the 20th amendment to the constitution proposed by the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) to abolish the Executive Presidency.
President Maithripala Sirisena met President Chandrika Bandaranaike and former President Mahinda Rajapakse for discussions on the abolition of the executive presidency, according to 'Mawbima Sunday’ newspaper.
According to that report, the President had met the former President Mahinda Rajapakse on the 17th morning.
It is reported that he had met former President Chandrika Kumaratunga at her official residence in Torington Place.
Prior to their meeting with President Maithripala Sirisena last evening (17), Opposition representative had met Mahinda Rajapaksa on the same day.
This is the first time Maithripala Sirisena personally met Kumaratunga following the political change that took place on October 26.
Twentieth Amendment to the Constitution:
The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) has already presented the 20th amendment to the Constitution abolishing the Executive Presidency to Parliament and it needs a two-thirds majority to pass it.
The JVP had conducted discussion with Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapakse and TNA leader R.Sampanthan in view of seeking support for the move during the last two weeks.
The JVP will also discuss with Rauff Hakeem, Mano Ganeshan, Palani Digambaran and Rishad Bathiudeen in this regard during the forthcoming weeks.