‘Govt. fiscal control weakened through 20th’

2020-09-17 at 07:38

Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa says fiscal control vested in Parliament will be weakened if the 20th Amendment to the Constitution is passed.

Speaking to media following a discussion with representatives of the Sri Lanka Audit Service Association yesterday, Opposition leader Premadasa questioned government Ministers and MPs ready to vote for the 20th Amendment, if they were willing to weaken the responsibilities of parliament towards control over fiscal control.

He claimed that removing the role of the Auditor General and the National Audit Commission, as stipulated via the 20th Amendment would pave the way for such to occur.

Premadasa requested the government and other factions to prevent a weakening of parliament’s fiscal control.

He also requested all parties to rally with the Samagi Jana Balawegaya in empowering the Auditor General and the National Audit Commission to perform their duties toward the country.