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At its second reading in Parliament a short while ago, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was passed by a two-thirds majority with 214 MPs voting in favour.

SLFP MP Sarath Weerasekara voted against while one MP abstained. Seven MPs were absent at the time of voting.

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  • thives Wednesday, 29 April 2015 09:12 AM

    Where are our Alibaba

    upul Wednesday, 29 April 2015 08:01 AM

    Excellent political leader ship finally. Now, let governments! No more excuses

    Henry Wednesday, 29 April 2015 08:22 AM

    Excellent, start with all ministers declare their asserts

    Abdul Wahid Wednesday, 29 April 2015 08:24 AM

    Congratulations Sri Lanka,Hope to be in good old golden days.All communities are together with mutual Respect to each other.Most humble request to All Relegious Dignitaries , kindly preach peace and loveOnly let politicians handle the PoliticsAs before.

    Premalal Wednesday, 29 April 2015 08:27 AM

    This real saviour of this country is the present President. The crooks were carried kicking and screaming. Thank you Mr President

    Cynic Wednesday, 29 April 2015 08:32 AM

    Another defaeat for MR

    Fassey Wednesday, 29 April 2015 08:41 AM

    Thank you Hon President for your generosity in reducing your powers I also thank each and everyone who contributed to this historic victory. A President after serving his full term cannot contest again is a good point. This will stop future power hungers.

    Rienzie Wednesday, 29 April 2015 08:57 AM

    My three you are the greatest of the era.No one ever thought you could do it This is something that All reasonable and right thinking people wanted all these years. The country shall be ever grateful to you.

    Abdul Wednesday, 29 April 2015 09:00 AM

    Hon President,We are proud of you, you made history. You came forward at the correct time and safeguarded the country from the hands of traitors. We and the coming generations never forget you. Now you have put the country on correct path. God bless you and your family.

    Cobra Wednesday, 29 April 2015 07:52 AM

    Maithri, a Man for all Seasons!

    piumi Wednesday, 29 April 2015 12:13 PM

    Congrats!!

    Riyaz Wednesday, 29 April 2015 02:36 PM

    Yahapalanayata suba anagathayak

    don Wednesday, 29 April 2015 03:11 PM

    everybody can see what they done in time.

    sampath Wednesday, 29 April 2015 05:07 PM

    what is the reason for not publishing my comments here. Is this the freedom we are talking about

    alimudeen Wednesday, 29 April 2015 06:03 PM

    thank MS and PM

    gamarala Wednesday, 29 April 2015 08:29 PM

    Mohamed why bring religion into this. It seems that religion is dissipating with each generation as most of us become more intelligent and aware of all the inconsistencies and fallacies associated with it. I am extremely happy with this since all religion seems to cause anymore is hate and violence.

    Aba Jayasekera Wednesday, 29 April 2015 08:35 PM

    Maithripala has joined the rare band of rulers who have given up power - like Vessanthara and Sirisangabo

    Samaitha Wednesday, 29 April 2015 09:27 PM

    Thank the PM as well

    Maya Tuesday, 28 April 2015 08:06 PM

    He is a Zero.With this MR hope of becoming president again dashed.

    KaluSudha Tuesday, 28 April 2015 07:45 PM

    Hooray!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    A Happy Sri Lankan Tuesday, 28 April 2015 07:48 PM

    Congratulations to mother Sri Lanka !!!

    Kalyana Jayawardena Tuesday, 28 April 2015 07:49 PM

    Sarath Weerasekara is a Hero.

    Mohamed Gufran Tuesday, 28 April 2015 07:49 PM

    Now its a good opportunity for all of us to live with Peace And Harmony.All religions will be treated alike and it will also be an ending to the Corruption

    p.a.nandasena Tuesday, 28 April 2015 07:50 PM

    Good show. A great new chapter for sri Lanka!

    Ferdinan Tuesday, 28 April 2015 07:53 PM

    Good news after a long time....

    Freebird Tuesday, 28 April 2015 07:56 PM

    Big relief for the new Govt and the public via DM Android App

    keethan Tuesday, 28 April 2015 08:01 PM

    Thanks president. .... We are proud of you... we are proud to be srilankans by you

    Ananda Tuesday, 28 April 2015 07:45 PM

    Thank you Hon President, Thankyou, Ven Sobitha Thero for your leadership and thanks all the members who voted, its Peoples victory.

    Maya Tuesday, 28 April 2015 08:13 PM

    What a President. MY3 is ? A rare personality and a needed son to cite wounds of mother Lanka!!!If he is not bring peace no one will !!

    Nimali Wednesday, 29 April 2015 02:31 AM

    Congratulations to our President MS and all members of the national Govt!

    Ashley Wednesday, 29 April 2015 02:49 AM

    Thank God, God bless Sri Lanka.

    Ram Wednesday, 29 April 2015 03:20 AM

    At last Politicians have shown some maturity except for a few fools

    shanthilal nanayakkara Wednesday, 29 April 2015 03:53 AM

    Dawn of a new begining! Congratulations Mother Lanka and a big THANK YOU to President Sirisena..

    Desmond Jeromme Wednesday, 29 April 2015 07:45 AM

    He is not a hero just zero by all means.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Wednesday, 29 April 2015 07:47 AM

    Credit should reach our brave President.

    Horri Jimonis Wednesday, 29 April 2015 07:48 AM

    Now MR should give up politics and do some cultivation at home.


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