The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) said today that the main purpose of attempting to force the dissolution of parliament through a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, was to disrupt the enactment of the 20th Amendment to the Constitution.
JHU National Organiser Nishantha Sri Warnasinghe said the no-confidence motion must be brought against those who were attempting to block the 20A.
He said what was required today was not to push for the dissolution of parliament but instead to have in place a new electoral system.
Mr. Warnasinghe said the enactment of the 20A was being delayed despite the agreement reached on the changes and added that the reason for minority parties objecting to it should be revealed.
“The smaller parties and the parties represent the minority communities agreed on the changes made to the 20A Draft Bill. But we don’t know why they are repeatedly objecting to it by breaching the agreements,” he said.
Mr. Warnasinghe said only the SLMC was against the 20A while the parties such as the JHU, JVP and TNA had assured their support.
“We do not know why the SLMC is against this amendment. If they have any issues with it they should discuss them with the members of the panel which drafted it. It is unfortunate that the SLMC is acting in a despicable manner with regard to the 20A,” he said. (Ajith Siriwardana)
Comments - 7
anura Friday, 29 May 2015 02:33 PM
JHU and MY3 is the only parties still stick to JAN 8 th mandate.
Packeer Saturday, 30 May 2015 09:19 AM
l do not understand why you all support to increase MPs. This is a crime, wasting of public money. Limit MPs to 150.
mountain Sunday, 31 May 2015 09:56 AM
who cares. only you 225. via DM Android App
Ranil Wijeyesekera Friday, 29 May 2015 08:55 PM
The elections must be with the constitutional Councils in Place. A attempt is being made to dissolve parliment with SLFP MR in power. Without the CC they can rig the polls. They are trying to pressurise MS with a deal to share power and nominies to parliment.
Cheers Friday, 29 May 2015 04:27 PM
Are you blind folded mate cheer up
p nonis Saturday, 30 May 2015 11:15 AM
The 100 days are over. 19th amendment passed with a 2/3 majority.20th amendment can be passed after the next election.Already the country is a mess from lots of changes and inquiries and arrests.Time you ask the people for a mandate.The yahapalanaya has gone to town with the people who strongly supported the present regime.dissolve parliament immediately MR president MS
Village Man Friday, 29 May 2015 06:52 PM
Wanasingha Panditha thuma, when PM Ranil to resign dus to No confidence , current parliament can continue and UPFA can form a government and make 20A passed. Then it is up to UNP to play secondary partner role, like SLFP did in case of 19A and support 20A.Any ideas Panditha Thuma? Or is this a argument to save Ranil?
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