The final decision on the 20th Amendment should be taken jointly by the President and the PM - Udaya Gammanpila

The final decision on the 20th Amendment should be taken jointly by the President and the PM - Udaya Gammanpila

15 September 2020 07:51 am

Minister Udaya Gammanpila has said that the recommendations of the committee appointed by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa to look into the 20th Amendment to the Constitution are made only to the President and the Prime Minister and that the final decision on whether to implement them should be taken jointly by Minister Udaya Gammanpila.

"It was decided to inform the President and the Prime Minister of our findings tomorrow (15). Also, we only inform the President and the Prime Minister of our findings. We identified some recommendations on what needs to change. Finally, the President and the Prime Minister must decide collectively whether or not to make these changes.

Today we have long, harsh criticisms of shortcomings. The results will be seen in the future. We discussed at length everything that we think is detrimental to the country and decided to inform the President and the Prime Minister of our observations and conclusions, ”he said.

Minister Udaya Gammanpila was speaking to the media after a meeting of the committee appointed by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa to look into the 20th Amendment to the Constitution yesterday (14).