The Bar Association of Sri Lanka has submitted 13 proposals to restore political and economic stability in Sri Lanka.
A special meeting of the Bar Council to discuss the BASL proposals was held yesterday.
13 proposals were approved unanimously by the Bar Council consisting of representatives of the branches across Sri Lanka.
The proposals include passing of the 21st Amendment and repealing the 20th Amendment and through the 21st Amendment improving the 19th Amendment which will include the establishment of the Constitutional Council and independent commissions.
Another proposal includes establishing a 15 member government of national unity tasked with a common minimum programme and with the Prime Minister being a Parliamentarian who can claim a consensus among political parties in Parliament.
The Bar Council said the President should not hold any Ministry and also states that a resolution to abolish the Executive Presidency should be passed before the 30th of November.
The Bar Association of Sri Lanka also proposed to replace the Executive Presidency with a Parliamentary system of government and to have the Prime Minister as the head of government and a Cabinet responsible to Parliament.
Meanwhile, a common minimum programme to include addressing economic issues and shortages and also enact anti-corruption laws was among the proposals.
The Bar Council proposed an independent advisory council of 15 qualified professionals to be appointed to cover the 15 Ministries.
They also proposed to abolish the special Presidential Commission appointed to enforce the recommendations put forth by the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into Political Victimization and to prevent the recommendations from being implemented.
The Bar Association also proposed that the national unity government should be in place for a period of 18-months while elections should be held within six-months subsequently.