‘President responsible for 20th Amendment’

2020-09-17 at 07:31

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has informed the Cabinet of Ministers that he will accept sole responsibility for the proposed 20th Amendment to the Constitution.

Meanwhile Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said the committee appointed to study and provide recommendations pertaining to the proposed 20th Amendment to the Constitution did not present its report to the Cabinet of Ministers, yesterday.

Speaking after the Cabinet meeting yesterday, Minister Amaraweera said discussions were held pertaining to the enactment of the new Constitutional Amendment.

Minister Amaraweera also said a new Constitution will be formulated promptly.

He added the President will address all shortcomings of the new Constitutional Amendment.

Meanwhile speaking at an event held yesterday Minister Wimal Weerawansa said the draft bill of the 20th Constitutional Amendment would be taken up for debate in Parliament before the end of the month.

Minister Weerawansa stressed that the laws of Sri Lanka would not be made according to International requirements.

However, he added that Parliament would act according to the wishes of the public.

The Minister pointed out that satisfying international organizations was a policy of the past administration.

However, Minister Weerawansa said the Amendment would be discussed in Parliament, within the coming weeks.

15 days have passed since the 20th Amendment was gazetted.

Any draft bill which is gazetted must be entered into the Agenda of Parliament after a lapse of 14 days.

Accordingly a senior government spokesman speaking to NewsRadio said it is likely the draft bill will of the 20th amendment will be entered into the parliament agenda today.