NO ! EXECUTIVEPRESIDENTIAL ELECTION ! Protests JVP
The PA govt, instead of abolishing the executive presidency by constitutional reform through a Parliament Vote, is preparing for a presidential election. So the JVP held a protest demonstration on the theme "No More Presidential Elections !"
NSSP, USP and MULF were the main participant organizations of this protest campaign.Different organizations willing to protest against Executive Presidency participated in the massive protest campaign held on the 15th of July at Colombo Fort. Subsequent protests were held in Galle,Kandy and Kurunegala.The president Chandrika Kumaratunga having promised to abolish the executive presidency has no virtue of a right to call for another presidential election for the same office. If the president Kumaratunga expects to go to another presidential election without regarding her own pledge it is the duty of People’s Movements to protest against that anti democratic step. The Gen. Secretary of JVP comrade Tilvin Silva explained that the party took this step forward as a part of that mass protest.