‘Democracy in Sri Lanka is depleting daily’

2020-10-01 at 17:45

The Samagi Jana Balawegaya claims democracy in the country is depleting daily.

Speaking at a media briefing today, Parliamentarian Lakshman Kiriella said an era of governance through intimidation will be created in the country, in the event the draft bill of the 20th Amendment to the Constitution is passed.

He stressed the Amendment must be changed through the Oversight Committee, adding the government has made sure it does not happen through their majority power despite Opposition criticism.

The Parliamentarian said such measures were taken in order to blindside the public of the actual changes that would be brought about through the 20th Amendment.

Despite the government’s promises to allow a public forum, MP Kiriella claimed it will not take place.

He requested the support of media to educate the public on the dangers of the 20th Amendment.