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Cabinet Paper to be submitted to abolish Executive Presidency.

Colombo, Nov. 17 -- President Maithripala Sirisena said today that he will submit special cabinet papers on new constitution, to abolish the Executive Presidency and to bring in a new electoral system at the cabinet meeting tomorrow.

Addressing a ceremony held at the Temple Trees to give dual citizenship to Sri Lankan expatriates, the President said he will submit the papers at tomorrow's cabinet meeting

He made this revelation at an event to hand over dual citizenship to 2000 expatriates.

Maithripala Sirisena, when he was the Common Candidate, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the opposition political parties including the United National Party (UNP) in which it agreed to abolish the Executive Presidency, change the electoral system and amend the 18th Amendment to the Constitution.

Accordingly, even though late, President Maithripala Srisena stressed that he will abolish the remaining powers of the executive presidency, which are challenging to democracy and freedom of the people.

Earlier, a few days ago, when speaking at the funeral of late Venerable Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero at the Parliament grounds, he assured steps would be taken to abolish the executive presidency.

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