20A seeks to serve the public – Wakkumbura

2020-09-16 at 17:30

State Minister Janaka Wakkumbura says the 20th Amendment to Constitution was drafted to better serve the public and for the betterment of the country.

Speaking during a discussion in Colombo today, State Minister Wakkumbura claimed that nearly 20 opposition Parliamentarians are likely to back the proposal in Parliament.

He said the government has heard the concerns of the public, and has appointed a committee to make necessary changes to the draft.

State Minister Wakkumbura noted that the previous administration approved the 19th Amendment in haste without even presenting it to the public.

While acknowledging that some corners of the present administration have raised concerns pertaining to the draft, the State Minister noted that the new Constitutional Amendment will be passed with the agreement of all constituent parties of the government.

He also reiterated that the general public has granted an overwhelming mandate to the incumbent government to enact the 20th Amendment to Constitution.