The 19th Amendment which was the initial cause for the prevailing political turmoil would be amended when they were elected to office, MP Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena said today.
Addressing a news briefing, he said the 19th Amendment had made the county unstable and chaotic.
“When the 19th Amendment was brought in, we all voted for it thinking that it would deliver good things in the interest of the people. But what has transpired now consequent to this amendment is absolutely unacceptable,” MP Lakshman Yapa said.
He said that they regretted voting in favour of it and thus would take action to amend it no sooner than they elected to office.
“We can’t fathom what the 19th Amendment contains. It contains complexities that adversely affect the functioning of the Legislature and the Executive. Hence, it is necessary to come up with amendments so that the complexities would be lessened,” the MP said.
Meanwhile, MP Gamini Lokuge said Mahinda Rajapaksa did not want to remain in power forcibly.
“If Parliament is properly convened, we would like to attend the sessions and are ready to face any challenge under a democratic framework,” MP Lokuge said.
“What the Speaker and the UNP have done so far can’t be condoned because everything has been done in violation to the Constitution and the Standing Orders,” he added.(Sheain Fernandopulle)
Kadmin Wednesday, 5 December 2018 20:37
Only if you get elected. Not a sensible person would vote you rogues.
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Dee Wednesday, 5 December 2018 20:39
I think this mental illness issue is spreading. Major issue for the country! All madmen are trying to govern!
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NOCHANCE Wednesday, 5 December 2018 20:42
Don't worry, you all are the root cause for the instability and all the mess in this country and you will never be able to capture power again. You cannot fool the people all the time.
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Saman Wednesday, 5 December 2018 20:49
We all know what's your gang's plan. Change the constitution to bring back the king while allowing the king's henchmen to get away with from lawsuits.
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vaz Wednesday, 5 December 2018 20:50
Well, you will need the 2/3 majority first to amend the constitution, looking at the current situation, will you?
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Voldy Wednesday, 5 December 2018 20:53
These idiots didn't follow the constitution now they are blaming it for everything
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Mo Thursday, 6 December 2018 08:51
Don't even think about it.All you creatures will be given a good kick up your backside come elections.
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bhath Thursday, 6 December 2018 08:56
You are puppets at the hands of Medamulana clan. If you wish to change the 19A, it must be to remove the term limits and the independent commissions.
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raj Thursday, 6 December 2018 09:12
this is a red flag. It indicates that this amendment will undo 19A to allow MR to contest against as a presidential candidate in the next election. MR might feel that defeat in the last election and 19A is bad for his ambition of being politics (power hungry)
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