Sampanthan calls for 1978 Constitution to be replaced

26 July 2019 05:37 am - 3     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

Introducing a motion in parliament, TNA Leader R. Sampanthan yesterday called for the Constitution introduced in 1978 to be abolished and a new one brought in.

Moving an adjournment motion, he said the new Constitution should be brought in with the agreement of all communities, while upholding their rights.

He said former Presidents Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, Mahinda Rajapaksa and incumbent President Maithripala Sirisena had promised to introduce a new Constitution but failed to keep their pledges.

Mr. Sampanthan said the candidate of the 2015 election, who promised a new Constitution, won the election while this was also a main election promise given by the opposition.

"More than 90 per cent of Sri Lankans voted in favour of a new Constitution. A resolution to enact the new Constitution was passed in March 2015. It was clear that there is broad agreement on a new Constitution," he said and requested all MPs to support the motion brought forward by him.

The adjournment debate was to continue today as well. (Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera)

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

  Comments - 3

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

 
  • Sando Friday, 26 July 2019 01:56 PM

    Too late now. Destructive and useless 19A as well must be thrown out.

    Sando Friday, 26 July 2019 02:17 PM

    Ask the TNA to get lost. Radicals....

    raj Friday, 26 July 2019 09:26 PM

    if Tamils get good dowry from their wives, they will not ask for a new constitution. Dowry system is considered as a barbaric practice


Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment




“Social media ruined us” - husband of Minuwangoda Brandix factory worker

The Minuwangoda Brandix factory worker who first tested positive for Covid-19

Last rites far from home

The body of the Sri Lankan migrant worker Bandu who died of coronavirus in Du

Doctors blame newborn for gash on her face

A baby born on September 21 at the Wathupitiwala Base Hospital in Gampaha has

Minuwangoda Covid-19 cluster expands

Here’s what we know so far about Sri Lanka’s Covid-19 cluster number 33

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.