Vasudeva responds to President’s views on revoking 19th Amendment

Vasudeva responds to President’s views on revoking 19th Amendment

2 December 2019 01:43 pm

Despite some flaws in the 19th Amendment to Constitution, revoking it would be against the principles of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna, State Minister Vasudeva Nanayakkara said. 

"We, SLPP, has a policy to transform from presidential constitution to parliamentary constitution. The 19th Amendment was established as one step of the process. So, there may be certain obstacles with it. But the But the basic policy objective is to transform from a presidential constitution to a parliamentary one - giving the executive power to the parliament.

I do not know what Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa has to say about this. May be we can join our opinion with his. Matters like these should be discussed. 

If we get a two-thirds majority after the election, the first thing we need to do is change our voting system. Because it is a much bigger need. In this election process, people's true democratic rights have been compromised," the state minister said. 

The state minister made these sentiments in response to reporters query on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa's views shared with Indian media. 

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