I’m ready to introduce new constitution: PM tells TNA

18 September 2019 03:01 am - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told the parliamentary group of the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) yesterday that he was ready to introduce a new constitution within a year based on the consensus reached at the Constitutional Assembly (CA).

Flanked by Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne, the Prime Minister called for a special meeting with the TNA MPs in the parliamentary complex in view of the presidential election.

After the meeting, TNA MP M.A. Sumanthiran told Daily Mirror that his party made significant compromises on its position to reach consensus on constitution-making. He said the TNA would also agree to forge ahead based on a consensus reached to evolve a new constitution.

Mr. Sumanthiran said the TNA informed the Prime Minister that it was left to the United National Party (UNP) to sort out its internal differences as far as its presidential candidate was concerned and that the TNA would be party to it.

He said there seemed to be three presidential hopefuls in the UNP and his party would decide on whom to support only after holding talks with all those in the fray including those from other parties. (Kelum Bandara)

  Comments - 5

  • Chux Wednesday, 18 September 2019 06:44 AM

    You have done all these because you want to survive

    Borat Wednesday, 18 September 2019 07:21 AM

    Too little too late. Only when you are pushed to a corner you realize but when the going is good you are the king . What mentality of these politicians only save your skin. So no wonder these parties need to drive a hard bargain but not that it will materialize

    Sambo Wednesday, 18 September 2019 07:40 AM

    The need of the hour is not new constitutions for the public but to improve their living standards. You politicians live luxury lives on the blood of the people.

    Dhammika Wednesday, 18 September 2019 08:19 AM

    RW - PLease be ready to quit UNP leadership and politics .

    James Herbert de Cruze Wednesday, 18 September 2019 08:51 AM

    haha You will even sell this whole country if it helps you to achieve your ambitions and agendas .however in another year you will be at your home crying and grieving over the lost parliament seat and party leadership

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