"Ranil Cannot Call For A Presidential Election After Four Years Without A Parliamentary Resolution Backed By 2/3 Majority"

In a recent statement made by Professor G.L. Peiris, he revealed that the succeeding president cannot call a presidential election after four years. To do so, a resolution must be passed by a two-thirds vote in the parliament. Under current laws, a presidential election can be held between September 18 and October 18, 2024.

Peiris, a key figure in the Freedom People's Congress in Parliament, argued that the local government election should be held before the presidential election. He also expressed concerns about the Election Commission, stating that it has become a nominal independent commission.

Professor Peiris emphasized that changing the constitution for narrow political advantages is not acceptable. If the constitution is to be changed, public approval must be obtained. He also criticized the current government for running a dictatorial regime that has suppressed people's democracy.

Furthermore, Professor Peiris mentioned the lack of transparency in discussions and proposals regarding the Anti-Terrorism Act. He warned that the freedom of the press could fade away if the act is passed without proper considerations.