The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake today charged that President Maithripala Sirisena was behind the statements made by Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka and MPs Anura Priyadarshana Yapa and Nimal Siripala de Silva against the 19th Amendment.
“The silence of President Sirisena reflects that he is behind the attempts against the 19th Amendment. Otherwise, some elements with only two parliamentary seats will not be able to make much hype. The President should prove in action if he is not involved in this anti-19th Amendment conspiracy,” Mr. Dissanayake told a news conference. (Lahiru Pothmulla and Sanath Desmond)