Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka President says he will appoint new PM within a week, work to strengthen Parliament and abolish Exe Presidency

Addressing the nation President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says no one can justify the violent acts orchestrated on the 9th of May and during the past few days. The President said he has instructed relevant individuals to take strict action against all persons who perpetrated violent acts.

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa says he will appoint a new Prime Minister and a Cabinet who will have the majority support in Parliament within a week.

“The new Prime Minister will be able to formulate new policy and go ahead. After the country is stable under the new Government, I will speak to everyone and create an environment for the abolishment of the executive Presidency” he said.

President says will appoint a PM, Cabinet acceptable to public within the week, re-introduce 19A and make room to abolish Executive Presidency.

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