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* Sri Lanka President committed to make changes to the 19th Amendment
Thu, Dec 6, 2018, 10:18 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 06, Colombo: Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena today in a statement said he is committed to bring changes to certain provisions of 19th Amendment which has resulted in political issues.

The President emphasized that he is committed to making the amendments relevant to the issues that are politically problematic in the 19th Amendment according to the Parliamentary procedure.

The President's statement follows the call by his prime minister appointee Mahinda Rajapaksa's party, Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) for abolishing the 19th Amendment, which was brought by the good governance government under Sirisena and ousted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to curtail the powers of executive and grant more powers to the legislature.

The President's Media Division in a special announcement issued today said after Maithripala Sirisena assumed office as the President on January 08, he passed the 19th Amendment under his leadership as a result of his immense courage. The objective of the 19th Amendment was to resolve the problematic situation regarding the democracy in the country for three decades.

This amendment has given the Sri Lankan society a host of positive results, including the establishment of Independent Commissions and the strengthening of the democratic institution. It is a real victory for the people of Sri Lanka who value democracy and it is essential for our motherland to be taken to the modern era.

Therefore, if there are procedural weaknesses in the 19th amendment, it must be amended. The President is committed to further strengthening its core values and democratic substance.

The announcement states that the amendments related to the issues that are politically problematic will be instituted by parliamentary procedures.


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