The civil society representatives had told Sajith Premadasa that as said at his press briefing they had not come to the scientific conclusion regarding the abolishment of the Executive Presidency. They had pointed out that this
is not something that is determined at a science lab, but based on ground level politics. This has been proved scientifically since 1994.
The purawesi balaya and national movement for a just society had told Sajith Premadasa that they do not accept that since the Easter Sunday attacks that the demand for the abolishment of the Executive Presidency has waned.
As it is not accepted, the abolishment of the Executive Presidency could be tested only through a referendum, they had noted.
Premadasa had said that subjecting this to a referendum in itself is a scientific test and a good litmus test to determine the views of the people.
They noted that this would be an ideal opportunity to determine if the abolishment of the Executive Presidency has been forgotten by the people or if the leaders have placed it aside.
The civil society representatives had expressed disgruntlement over Sajith Premadasa’s statement at yesterday’s special interview, where he had said he would act according to the views of the people with regard to abolishing
of the Executive Presidency.
They noted that as a leader one must have a firm view of such matters and Sajith not having such a firm stand is cause for concern, a civil society representative told Sri Lanka Mirror.