Executive vs Legislature not good for country

November 8, 2018

Constitutional expert Professor Jayadeva Uyangoda says the present political crisis could lead to violence in the country.

Speaking during an event in Colombo today, Professor Jayadeva Uyangoda said there is a possibility of a clash between the Executive and the Legislature, during the next few days.

Professor Jayadeva Uyangoda was speaking at the commemoration ceremony of the founder of the People’s Movement for a Just Society, Venerable Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera.

Professor Jayadeva Uyangoda said all factions must end the present political deadlock in a peaceful manner.

He said, Within the next few days there is a possibility of a clash between the Executive and the Legislature, which is the President and Parliament. It is evident that one faction in the power struggle possesses the majority while the other faction has the power over state institutions. Within this background a dual battle is created within the country. If a peaceful solution is not arrived at it will develop into a crisis that can only be resolved through the use of weapons. Mature politicians are responsible of looking for ways and means to resolve the power struggle that is worsening daily.”

Professor Jayadeva Uyangoda reiterated his stance to abolish the Executive Presidency.

Professor Jayadeva Uyangoda added by closing the doors of Parliament which consists of public representatives, the supremacy of the public has been diluted, adding it has been brought under the Executive’s control.

He said by initiating the political will to abolish the Executive Presidency, Maduluwawe Sobhitha Thera established a political theory among the public during 2013 and 2014, and stressed that the same theory must be revived.