CBK moots key proposal to break political impasse

  • Recommends setting up of interim Govt. for maximum of six months
  • New PM to be elected from Parliament to function as head of Govt.
  • Interim Govt. to bring constitutional amendments to abolish Executive Presidency
  • Proposes setting up of 101-member Council of State for National Policy
  • Says proposal offers middle ground between public and concerns of politicians   

Former President Chandrika Kumaratunga  

Former President Chandrika Kumaratunga has mooted a proposal for the setting up of an interim Government for a maximum six months with the Prime Minister as Head of Government elected from among the Members of Parliament as a way to overcome the current political impasse in the country.

The proposal was made public by Kumaratunga in a letter saying: “We cannot disregard our responsibility to actively join together to seek solutions and bring the country back to normalcy  as early as possible.”


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