JHU supports 19A & 20A

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The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) which earlier opposed the 19th Amendment to the Constitution had decided to extend full support for the 19th and 20th Amendments to the Constitution, party General Secretary Patali Champika Ranawaka said today at a media briefing held in Battaramulla.

He said the current 19th Amendment that would amend the key powers vested with the Executive Presidency, was not the amendment presented to the Parliament on March 13.

He said the Amendment, where omissions for the sections required referendum, had been tabled according to the Supreme Court verdict.

“The 19th Amendment is an achievement of the JHU and 20th too, which aimed at electoral reforms. We extend our full support to the government to pass the amendments and it is a responsibility of all the political parties to vote for the amendments,” Ranawaka said.

He said some parties were expected to create chaos in Parliament by taking up issues about questioning Parliamentarians, when the 19th Amendment is taken up tommorrow (27). (Piyumi Fonseka)

  Comments - 12

  • chux Sunday, 26 April 2015 03:58 PM

    He is a joke noe we are happy with Unp as can not go back to a dark era

    anura Sunday, 26 April 2015 04:08 PM

    Good move JHU

    Aalapaalu Sunday, 26 April 2015 04:21 PM

    Where is that Doom Boom Economy book pleas

    MOHAMED ASHRAFF NAZIM Monday, 27 April 2015 09:08 AM

    Good that Helaurumaya now at least have opened their eyes and has come forward to fully co-operate and vote for the 19th Amendment without any condition which is commendable.

    Lakshman De silva Monday, 27 April 2015 09:17 AM

    A wavering and an undecided political group

    hiran gunawardena Sunday, 26 April 2015 02:32 PM

    These guys end up breaking apart country. People will realise they got devil in the house. Too late so sad state of this country via DM Android App

    Premalal Sunday, 26 April 2015 03:02 PM

    Good move. Now the crooks who want to prolong it will be isolated.

    Sri Lankan Sunday, 26 April 2015 03:16 PM

    The biggest challenge is that opposition politicians look at 19th and the 20th amendments as opportunities to bash UNP. If they want to keep RW and his UNP out of power, then use the next general election for that purpose but support these amendments without placing road blocks.

    de silva Sunday, 26 April 2015 03:37 PM

    Let those who are creating chaos to do what ever they like.The people of this country showed them the peoples power and will do it again if a election comes.These thugs should be dealt properly.The BC and the CCID has the right to question anyone in this country and if they have not done anything wrong they will be free and who are convicted will sit in Welikada.We will urge the government to amend the regulations of MP s who are sent to jail should go behind bars and not in the Hiospital.If they get sick there should be three Medical experts to decide whether the person in question is sick or not and it should be unanimous .

    Gamaraala Sunday, 26 April 2015 03:40 PM

    Another supporter of the Goni Billa theory..

    OMG Sunday, 26 April 2015 03:42 PM

    These are the guys who saved Sri Lanka from becoming a Chinese military base. Chinese built the port, airport and convention center in the middle of nowhere to establish their military base.

    Yaka Baas Sunday, 26 April 2015 03:47 PM

    That devil you are so scared of is not corrupt and not power hungry.


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