The president has the ability and the right, as per the constitution, to appoint and remove provincial governors, said SLPP general secretary Saraga Kariyawasam.
Speaking to the media yesterday (15), he said his party would not hasten to challenge that power in any manner.
Meanwhile, a three-pronged approach has been discussed to deal with the provincial governors who have ignored a call to step-down, said Presidential Secretariat sources.
Tasking a committee headed by a retired judge with inquiring into the conduct of these governors or appointing replacements are two of these options.
Or else, the governors will be treated not as the representatives of the president any longer and their financial allocations will be curtailed.