The special cabinet paper presented to the cabinet by President Maithripala Sirisena to abolish executive presidency was approved by the cabinet says the Minister of North Western Development and Cultural Affairs S.B. Navinna.
Another special cabinet paper presented by President Sirisena to amend the electoral system too was approved by the cabinet.
The cabinet meeting headed by President Maithripala Sirisena commenced at Presidential Secretariat today (18th) at 9.30 a.m.
The move to abolish the executive presidency and preparing a new electoral system has been handed over to a committee headed by the Prime Minister and President Sirisena asked the PM to name persons for the committee.