President clarifies fallacies on 20th Amendment and swearing-in of convicted MP

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has responded to comments by the Opposition and its allies on the 20th Amendment to the Constitution and the court ruling on Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Ratnapura District Parliamentarian Premalal Gunasekara, President’s Media Division said

Sep 12, 2020
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Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has responded to comments by the Opposition and its allies on the 20th Amendment to the Constitution and the court ruling on Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Ratnapura District Parliamentarian Premalal Gunasekara, President’s Media Division said.

Referring to the allegations by the Opposition during a recent meeting with State Ministers held at the Presidential Secretariat President Rajapaksa said the objective of the 20th Amendment to the Constitution is to remove the obstacles imposed by the 19th Amendment and move forward.

“Everything cannot be changed overnight. It takes a long time. Various views have been expressed. We want to retain some of the features of the 19th Amendment. The primary objective is to keep the tenure of the President unchanged and to move forward,” President explained.


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