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President will enact Sampanthan Constitution: Keheliya

23 January 2017 07:30 pm - 11     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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President Maithripala Sirisena is attempting to enact a ‘Sampanthan Constitution’ by cancelling the first three clauses in the First Chapter of the current Constitution, joint opposition MP Keheliya Rambukwella claimed today.

Addressing a news conference, he said the new Constitution was based by the proposals submitted by the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and Opposition Leader R. Sampanthan as a condition for the TNA’s support to President Maithripala Sirisena at the 2015 presidential election.

“These proposals pose a threat to the unitary character of the country. The subcommittee report on constitutional reforms, including those between the centre and the periphery, calls for the alteration of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd clauses,” the MP claimed. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

  Comments - 11

  • Nandimithra Monday, 23 January 2017 08:38 PM

    This will be the worst betrayal in the history of Lanka after the Great king united the country killing Elara the invader .

    Soldier Monday, 23 January 2017 09:09 PM

    Your arguments can be reversed if the government can provide you with a cabinet ministership.

    acs Monday, 23 January 2017 09:10 PM

    Boru boru..

    Wanghung Tuesday, 24 January 2017 05:52 AM

    Do not forget that 75% of population of this country are Sinhalese and only 12% of population are Tamils. So preference should go to Sinhalese but not to Tamils. World says Tamils are minorities in this country. So they should get what minorities deserves to get but not things like police powers and land powers.

    Kadiya Tuesday, 24 January 2017 06:48 AM

    Nothing in the barrel but he and his co. keep scraping it!!!!

    Kadiya Tuesday, 24 January 2017 06:49 AM

    Washed out!!!

    Ram Tuesday, 24 January 2017 02:54 PM

    Why not go to Melbourne, get dose of what you need and return fresh

    Tissa Tuesday, 24 January 2017 07:33 AM

    Time will tell us how is uttering lies and who is uttering DAM LIES via DM Android App

    ravin Tuesday, 24 January 2017 07:47 AM

    I do not think president will try to jump through balconies.

    Sambo Tuesday, 24 January 2017 08:00 AM

    Warning! Please take care of the JO: They are the biggest betrayers of our country. So when is KR's next jump going to be and where.

    Hubert Tuesday, 24 January 2017 04:20 PM

    will ever be able to improve our lives by eliminating these faces in public


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