Jul 08, 2019

Next President won’t have executive powers: Just a nominal position (video)

On previous occasions when the President was changed the whole state underwent change, but the current President does not possess these powers, said the Ravaya Editor and political critic Victor Ivan.

Delivering his discourse at the Rabindranath Tagore Auditorium at the Ruhuna University launching Minister Mangala Samaraweera’s book in celebration of the minister’s three decades in politics, Ivan said that the powers of the president has now been shifted to the Prime Minister and the Cabinet of Ministers.

He raised the question from the politicians as to why such a colossal amount is spent on electing such a nominal president who holds no powers.