Various views were expressed on JHU General Secretary Patali Champika Ranawaka’s role in the endeavor to abolish the executive presidency, during two media conferences held in Colombo today.
Patriotic Bhikku Front General Secretary Bengamuwe Nalaka Thera said, in a media conference organized by the National Organizations’ Collective, that JHU General Secretary Patali Champika Ranawaka is engaged in unreliable politics regarding the annulment of executive presidency.
Addressing another media conference organized by Nava Sama Samaja Party, Dr. Wickramabahu Karunarathna stated that they are surprised regarding the change of stance of Patali Champika Ranawaka, as now he speaks to defend the executive presidency which he used to strongly criticize before.
Meanwhile, addressing Inter University Service Union Annual Convention held today in Colombo, JVP politburo member and Western Provincial Councilor K.D. Lal Kantha criticized minister Ranawaka’s stance on abolishing executive presidency.