JVP questions govt. on abolishing Commissions

2020-09-27 at 19:42

The JVP has questioned the present government of its decision to abolish independent commissions, while promising to rid the country of theft.

Former JVP Parliamentarian Sunil Handunnetti speaking at a media briefing in Colombo today noted the provisions of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution to detect irregularities will be void, through the proposed 20th Amendment.

Handunnetti said despite election promises, the government has failed to bring to book those responsible for the controversial treasury bond transactions.

Former MP Handunnetti predicted the administration is seeking means to steal from the country, by introducing a Constitutional Amendment.

He claimed, the governments statements to reduce the President’s powers is completely baseless, adding the government could have instead increased the scope of the Auditor General.

Sunil Handunnetti added President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is presently directing the country as a dictator, and predicted it would worsen through the 20th Amendment.