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Tuesday, 28 July 2015 - 13:43
Update : PM signs an MOU with 110 organizations to safeguard the victory of January 8th #GenElecSL

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that civil organizations also should join hands to restore good governance in the country.

He stated this at a ceremony to sign a common memorandum of understanding with 110 civil and political organizations at the Sri Lanka Foundation this morning.

The Prime Minister stated that the five-fold manifesto would aim to establish a parliament which would not only consolidate Westminster democracy, but also incorporate the ruling system of the Lichchavi Kings.

He also stated that long term policies will be prepared for people to meet, hold talks and disperse peacefully.

The premier reiterated that he does not wish to create one dynasty, but intends to make every family in the country wealthy.


Convener of the National Movement for a Just Society Venerable Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera also signed in the common MOU.

The agreement includes 14 factors which have been set to safeguard the January 8th victory, and continue it further.

One of the main facets of this new MOU is to introduce a new Constitution. 

Executive presidency would be abolished under the proposed Constitution, while internationally accepted human rights standards would be implemented.

Judges with misconduct would be removed from service, and majority of the executive council will comprise civil representatives. 

Those who do not divulge their assets and liabilities will not be elected as public representatives, and a government mechanism that does not challenge national and religious harmony, would be built.

The new MOU also agreed to give more authority to FCID, CID and the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption.

An economic system will be created where benefits are shared reasonably among all citizens, while a code of conduct will be introduced to public representatives.

At the same time, an advisory board, comprising the representatives from the signatories to the MOU will be set up, where they would also contribute to the government policy planning.

Update : Tuesday, 28 July 2015 - 18:57

Prime Minister signs Common Public Agreement with 110 civil and political organizations

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe signed the Common Public Agreement with 110 Civil and political organizations this morning at the Sri Lanka Foundation institute.

Convener of the National movement for a Just society Venerable Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera also signed the agreement.

Leaders of the United National Front as well as representatives of several civil organizations were present at the occasion.

The agreement was named as Common Public Agreement which would protect, strengthen and continue the victory achieved on the 8th of January.

The agreement includes 14 factors such as introducing a new constitutional system, eliminating the Executive presidency and establishing a cabinet ruling system which is answerable to the parliament, in addition to abolishing preferential voting system and appointing an MP to each electorate with representatives chosen from all communities and political standpoints.

Expressing his views regarding the multifaceted agreement which covers a wide spectrum of sectors and subjects, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had this to say.

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