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* Sri Lanka President emphasizes need to strengthen parliament
Tue, Oct 3, 2017, 07:36 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 03, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena today said the objective of the unity government is to further strengthen Parliament through a constitution, which strengthen the rights of all the citizens in an undivided unitary state.

Addressing a special sitting of Parliament held Tuesday to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of Parliamentary Democracy in Sri Lanka, the President emphasized the need of further strengthening of the Parliament and said the assistance of all the political parties representing the Supreme Parliament is expected in this regard.

The President invited all to commit themselves in bringing economic prosperity to the country, while following a political agenda which deviate the power centered on one person to a collective power.

President Sirisena, noting the need to work in a manner so as not to create a conflict between the Legislature, the Executive and the Judiciary, pointed out the need to exercise the constitutional power the Parliament receives as the supreme authority of the country in a way which will not be a challenge to anyone as well as the need for the Executive to ensure the supremacy of the rule of law by strengthening the democracy, human rights and fundamental rights.

In the process of ensuring the supremacy of the rule of law, the judiciary's right to act independently and impartially should be ensured, the President added.

The President also recalled with great respect all the political leaders who rendered a great service during this 70 year-long prestigious history of Sri Lanka parliament.

The political leaders, including the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and the Opposition Leader Sampanthan addressed the gathering and local and foreign distinguished guests, including Speakers and Deputy Speakers of Parliaments of SAARC countries participated on this occasion.


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