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* Sri Lanka's governing party ally presents proposals for government reforms to Cardinal
Mon, May 19, 2014, 08:12 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 19, Colombo: The National Freedom Front (NFF), a coalition partner of the Sri Lankan government, today presented a set of constitutional reforms proposed by the party to Most Reverend Cardinal Dr. Malcolm Ranjith.

NFF leader, Minister Wimal Weerawansa presented the 12 proposals for reforms the party adopted at its second national convention to the Cardinal at the Bishop's House in Borella today to receive his blessings and sanctions.

Several of the proposals received the Cardinal's commendation, the NFF said in a statement.

NFF politburo members, Deputy Minister Weerakumara Dissanayake General Secretary, former minister Piyasiri Wijenayake, national organizer Jayantha Samaraweera, Western Provincial Councilor Roger Seneviratne accompanied the party leader at the meeting with the Cardinal.

Minister Weerawansa last week submitted the proposals to the Buddhist chief prelates of Malwathu, Asgiri, Amarapura and Siyam Chapters. The NFF unanimously adopted the proposals for constitutional reforms at the second national convention held on May 02 to submit to the government in order to continue with the party's support to the government.

The party decided to present the 12 proposals for reforms to the President and the United People's Freedom Alliance government.

The party vowed to abandon the Government if the proposals for reforms were disregarded by the government.

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