JVP prefer referendum for 20A: Anura

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JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said yesterday that they would prefer the proposed 20th Amendment to the Constitution which was presented in parliament by his party was subjected to a referendum in addition to the approval of a two-thirds majority in parliament.

He told a news conference that various MPs in parliament view the 20A in different perspectives and added that it could be blocked in parliament by certain MPs on their political ideologies.

“Don’t block it in parliament. Let it go for a referendum so that people could decide whether they need it. We are sure that the people will approve it,’ he said.

He said they view passing of the 20A in a constitutional and political point of view and added that in a constitutional point of view it must be passed with two thirds in the Parliament and in a political point of view it should be approved by the people at a referendum in addition to the two thirds majority in parliament.

“The Constitution should be amended according to the current Constitution. Certain clauses could be amended on a two-thirds majority. We agree with the SC ruling and go for a referendum on the 20th Amendment,” he said. (Ajith Siriwardana)

 

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  • cheers Wednesday, 26 September 2018 06:54 AM

    We do not need advice from murderers and people who have burned the national assets to what to do.

    Siyarata Wednesday, 26 September 2018 07:07 AM

    In the presence of the public you ask for a referendum and in the affidavit ( Vijitha herath ) asking it to be passed without undergoing a referendum. JVP has always been a cats paw of someone to cause destruction to the country.

    Missaka Wednesday, 26 September 2018 07:19 AM

    Then why the hell your lawyers contested in courts for not to have a referendum on the 20A!!.

    JOSHUA Wednesday, 26 September 2018 07:55 AM

    Will you spend for the referendum?

    Thanos Wednesday, 26 September 2018 08:18 AM

    This is because you and RW can never gain executive power. So it is convenient for you to have the executive presidency removed.

    GH Wednesday, 26 September 2018 10:17 AM

    Yes, people's power must be proved!

    asela Wednesday, 26 September 2018 10:22 AM

    These bunch of murderers had approached Mr Naganada Kodituwakku pleading him not to divulge information about 20A amendment. That proves what your intention is . Your plan is to bring Ranil in to Presidency who can not win any election. Mr Kodituwakku who is a honorable person too was approached by you without any fear or shame .

    Palugaswewa Thursday, 27 September 2018 08:45 AM

    JVP policies change after severe attack by Mr.Nagananda Kodituwakku.


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