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New Constitution - Govt. has no legitimacy to do so: MR

11 January 2019 10:42 pm - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa said today the government did not have the legitimacy to introduce a new constitution and urged it to go for a parliamentary election so that people's approval could be obtained for such a move.

"There should be legitimacy prior to introducing a new constitution. We doubt if the present government has that legitimacy. They lost the local government elections and is delaying the provincial council elections. It even went to court to prevent a parliamentary election," he told the Constitutional Assembly.

He proposed both parties should present their draft constitutions to the people at the next parliamentary election for approval by the people.

Mr. Rajapaksa said the government should consider all shades of opinions and make public what they were going to do.

"One community cannot suppress another community. All communities should arrive at a consensus," he said. (Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 5

  • Jack Sunday, 13 January 2019 05:00 AM

    This dog is barking too much

    Rubu Monday, 14 January 2019 07:56 AM

    What do you expect a pariah dog to do? What was his legitimacy to hold on to an office to which he was never ever elected?

    rai Sunday, 13 January 2019 07:59 AM

    accused war criminals has no rights to preach people what is good for them

    umberto Sunday, 13 January 2019 08:06 AM

    Well said Mahinda "One community cannot suppress another community."But have you forgotten that you are in the forefront of suppressing one community for the last 50 odd years ?

    bert Monday, 14 January 2019 05:26 PM

    Look, who is talking

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