Need two thirds majority to amend Constitution: MR

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A two-thirds majority in Parliament is needed at the forthcoming the General Elections to amend the Constitution in order to sort out issues in the country, Prime Minister and SLPP Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa said yesterday.

Speaking at an SLPP representatives' meeting at Baddegama last morning, Mr. Rajapaksa said a good team was needed to execute the proposals made by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa during the presidential election campaign.

“The country's development, which was growing rapidly, collapsed during the previous government’s tenure. This was due to the fact that the President and the Prime Minister of Yahapalana Government represented two different camps. The President disregarded the Prime Minister and the Prime Minister didn't pay attention to the President. As a result, the people suffered and not even a culvert was built," he said.

Prime Minister Rajapaksa said a group of legislators who know how to get the job done should be elected to parliament. “We have fielded a set of candidates who posses the knowledge of not only about the country buts also the world. They know how the world is evolving," he said.

Ven. Baddegama Samitha Thera, Minister Dr. Ramesh Pathirana, Mohan P. Silva, Isuru Dodangoda, Sampath Athukorale and other SLPP members attended the meeting. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

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  • Jude Friday, 03 July 2020 10:21 AM

    Change the political SYSTEM!! Get rid of political parties, party colours etc. All districts consist of 100 total MEMBERS of Parliament !! MAJOR districts like COLOMBO, Kandy, Gampaha can ELECT 7-8 members and smaller distrcts 2-3 MEMBERS !! Cabinet ministers ONLY 15. At THE Same time STOP using position names like PM, PRESIDENT!! BUILD WHOLE DIFFERENT POLITICAL CULTURE !!

    Sando Friday, 03 July 2020 10:27 AM

    Must get 2/3 majority to reverse the 19A introduced by the Pro LTTE Groups to destroy the Country.

    Bernhard Eichmann Friday, 03 July 2020 10:50 AM

    What's the point of a 2-thirds if there are coruped people underneath again.

    Nimal Friday, 03 July 2020 11:31 AM

    Looking at the way how our cricket heroes who are loved and respected by the entire country are harassed today, I think more and more votes are being added to your account for a two thirds majority.

    Johan Friday, 03 July 2020 11:33 AM

    Forget the two third majority.Two times President Two times Prime minister could not uplift the lives of poor masses for about 10 to 15 years.Still People are suffering.Retirement age is 60years.No more pawning the country.

    Dhaya Friday, 03 July 2020 12:31 PM

    Two-third majority will destroy the country.

    Anthony. R Friday, 03 July 2020 01:30 PM

    Two - third majority and SriLanka will be doomed, courtesy the Brothers Four.

    Massdeen Friday, 03 July 2020 02:19 PM

    Two-third majority you asking is for your benefit not for peoples benefit


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