What really matters is whether we can build a stable government, Minister Namal Rajapaksa responds to queries on 20th Amendment

What really matters is whether we can build a stable government, Minister Namal Rajapaksa responds to queries on 20th Amendment

16 September 2020 07:16 am

What really matters at this point is whether a stable government can be established, and not who had drafted the 20th Amendment to Constitution, Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs Namal Rajapaksa stressed.

The Minister made this observation speaking to reporters at Colombo yesterday (15).

In the Minister's emphasis, Rajapaksa added that should anyone find the 20th Amendment questionable, they can consult the Court with no problem. 

"During elections we said we would repeal the 19th. Once the 19th is removed it automatically comes back to the 18th. There is no discussion about it. The 20th Amendment was adapted on that basis. Should anyone find the 20th questionable, they can consult the Court without hindrance."

He added, "What should be discussed at this point is not who had drafted the 20th Amendment, or who had tabled it. It is whether we can establish a stable government in this country. It is better to make a decision based on policies."

MIAP