Millions of rupees spent to draft new constitution is in vain: Prez

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President Maithripala Sirisena said yesterday though the parliamentarians spent millions and millions of rupees on the constitution-making exercise, it did not bring any fruitful results at the end. President Maithripala Sirisena expressed his views when he participated in the 'Programme - Let us unite for the country ' which was held in Jaffna.

During the last four and half years, he said the MPs whom he referred to as gentlemen in parliament worked out constitutional proposals after spending a colossal amount of money. He said those who claimed themselves as constitutional experts sojourned the world capitals to study different models of constitution-making, but nothing had been achieved at the end. He said he pledged to abolish executive presidency right from the beginning, but it could not be done for no fault of his.

"Now the UNP says they have not presented any proposals to be included in the constitution. Then what did they do during this period, except deceiving the people in the North, asked the President?

He also said now the government and the opposition had begun again to talk about a new constitution. A new constitution is essential for the country. Commenting on the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, he said it only created three powerful posts in the country. He said the presidential powers were curtailed and vested with the Prime Minister and the Speaker. He said the Speaker had control over the independent commissions today. (Madukanda Sithum Chathuranga)

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  • Stopper Monday, 02 September 2019 08:35 AM

    Why did you not stop it?

    S.sSangaralingham Monday, 02 September 2019 08:55 AM

    Whose fault is that. Weஇwe all expected one voted for it. Like all a being disappointment. Yes many only want amendments that is a patchwork not complete review and what is needed people in certain parts of the country not realized humans same culture many and varied. Human rights is a must in any constiution

    cheers Monday, 02 September 2019 09:13 AM

    You and the Prime Minister - UNP - Yahapalanaya wasted so much of money by sending donkeys to capital cities for your benefit. Too late we have already decided to whom we will bring to teach a lesson

    AZ Monday, 02 September 2019 09:25 AM

    That's nothing.. electing you itself was IN VAIN!!!

    unite oo untie Monday, 02 September 2019 09:54 AM

    "Let us unite for the country" I nearly read it as "Let us un-tie for the country " - the way things are going the latter is more appropriate.

    Tax-Payer Monday, 02 September 2019 10:05 AM

    Now, the President has been visiting umpteen countries with his family and , may be, he has a list of countries to be visited before his term ends! Have there been any benefit after spending the Tax-Payers' money?

    Upula Monday, 02 September 2019 10:11 AM

    This man has become a commentator. Good good. Could pursue a job in this line after getting kicked out

    Yehiya Monday, 02 September 2019 10:20 AM

    How waste of bring you to president?

    Shane Monday, 02 September 2019 10:46 AM

    Its best the experienced, qualified, educated scholars propose and then agree to it than getting it voted by those in the 225 club of which a bunch of them do not even have their ordinary level qualifications. Its shame that its over 40 years that JRs constitution is still being tinkered around and make use of it still putting all the blame on it.

    Roshanaly Monday, 02 September 2019 11:09 AM

    What ever said you have enjoyed this 4 1/2 years very much. You have visited all the corners in the world with your family and relations.

    Dee Monday, 02 September 2019 01:48 PM

    How about the millions and millions spent on your meaningless foreign travel?

    Cricy Monday, 02 September 2019 07:07 PM

    We people knew it's going to be a money-wasting, job-providing exercise anyway.


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