20th Amendment is still being reviewed, says State Minister Weerasekara, denies further knowledge

20th Amendment is still being reviewed, says State Minister Weerasekara, denies further knowledge

21 September 2020 09:11 am

State Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Governments Sarath Weerasekara said he is still studying the 20th Constitutional adaptation. 

The state minister, who is a prominent figure of the Viyath Maga movement, made this observation speaking to media yesterday (20).

The Minister added, that he has no knowledge on the draft, or the committee appointed to review it, stressing that a President is appointed on a majority's vote to vest him with the executive power to govern the country. 

Weerasekara also suggested that they cannot accept the logic that the 20th Amendment is being opposed by the public, who had not posed objection to the situation before the introduction of the 19th Amendment. 

MIAP