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* Sri Lankan government gets two-thirds majority in parliament with SLMC support
Fri, Aug 27, 2010, 08:45 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Aug 27, Colombo: The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) High Command decided today (27) to extend the party's support to the proposed constitutional amendments put forward by the government.

Soon after the conclusion of the High Command meeting, SLMC Leader Rauf Hakeem said the party will support the government's constitutional amendments.

The SLMC decision has now helped President Mahinda Rajapaksa to secure a two-third majority in parliament to pass the constitutional amendments.

SLMC Leader Hakeem met with President Mahninda Rajapaksa in Kandy on the 25th and discussed the government's proposed constitutional amendments including the proposal to extend the terms of office held by the Executive President.

Hakeem has already met with the Opposition Leader and the United National Party (UNP) leaders and explained details of his discussion with the President and the stance of his party members.

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