By Lakna Paranamanna
The UNP is to take legal action against the three UNP MPs who had expressed their support to the proposed constitutional amendments, UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake told reporters today.
Speaking at a media briefing Attanayake said that they are currently seeking legal advice to determine the possibility of resorting to such legal action. “Voting against the proposed constitutional amendments was a unanimous decision taken at the parliamentary group meeting as it would pave way to creating a dictatorship in the country. Disciplinary action would be taken against the three MPs who have currently expressed their support and any MP who would violate this unanimous decision through voting in favour of the constitution amendment proposals,” he said.
Speaking further MP Attanayake added that even if the Government succeeds in obtaining approval for the proposed constitution amendments tomorrow, they will be taking measures to continue awareness programs amongst the public on the consequences of these amendments in collaboration with other political parties.