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While welcoming the government decision to bring in a new amendment to the 20th Amendment to the Constitution to allow the President’s and Prime Minister’s offices under the purview of the Auditor General, the main opposition SJB said it would have been possible to convert the proposed legislation into a meaningful one if it was allowed to be discussed by the relevant sectoral oversight committee.

Chief Opposition Whip Lakshman Kiriella told a news conference that the 20th Amendment could have been subjected to a fruitful discussion if the government did not abolish the sectoral oversight committees. “Sectoral oversight committee were introduced by the Yahapalana government to allow effective discussions on legislation. Legislations were made more effective through this process in the past. This was because the discussions in the said committees were more cordial than usual debates in Parliament,” Mr. Kiriella said. (Yohan Perera)

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  • Demuni Uduwara Thursday, 01 October 2020 08:42 PM

    Accordingly dial citizenship also should be withdrawn.

    DHA Thursday, 01 October 2020 09:37 PM

    "Legislation was effective in the past..." ? Then how come Ravi was never prosecuted ? Bond scam was never investigated !

    Ram Friday, 02 October 2020 05:09 AM

    This is only a ruse adopted to escape SC determining in favour of peoples vote. There is no compulsion on the amendments and they can also get defeated at committee stage. All should be mindful of that

    hoodwinker Friday, 02 October 2020 06:44 AM

    As long as the Auditor General job stays with the incumbent, without sudden transfer's

    Man Friday, 02 October 2020 09:12 AM

    There are so called deals. That is the issue.

    Man Friday, 02 October 2020 09:19 AM

    The government do not wish to have any discussion with any other, to make it more democratic but with their members only to rush their needs to their liking only. That is their new version of democracy for the application of the 2/3rd .


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