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SJB hands over bill abolishing Executive Presidency to Speaker

The Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) today (21) handed over the draft of the new amendment to the Constitution to the Speaker.

Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa handed over the draft amendment to MP Ranjith Madduma Bandara the SJB Secretary General at the Opposition Leader’s Office this morning and the bill was handed over to the Speaker thereafter.

The amendment consists of a number of democratic features, including;

  • The abolition of the executive presidency
  • The amendment to the devolution of power to the tripartite system of checks and balances
  • The repeal of the 20th Amendment to the Constitution
  • The establishment of independent commissions
  • The establishment of a National Security Council

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