All contributed for 19A – PM
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe stated that all in the parliament contributed to the historic 19th Amendment that made the executive president responsible to the Parliament through the Cabinet following the passage of the Amendment.
The Prime Minister said all cannot be satisfied 100 percent with the amendments.
He added that first, all have to thank President Maithripala Sirisena for taking a move to reduce the powers of the executive presidency.
He also thank the Opposition Leader, UPFA, EPDP, TNA and DNA for the support they extended to pass the Bill.
He also thanked the Speaker, the Secretary General and his staff, Legal Draftsman’s Department, Prime Minister’s Secretary and Jayampathy Wickramaratne for the support they extended to draft and pass the Bill.
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What will the payment have to be will all those alliance members who supported the amendment be given nomination by our President’s Party
Of course, Ranil, they (the pachyderms in parliament) will support anything which perpetuates their career in parliament. Now that this wonderful 19A which requires the President to talk to the Prime Minister and the Prime Minister to talk to the Cabinet and the Cabinet to talk to Parliament and the Parliament talking to, I wonder who, I can see the glittering circus continuing in its glory with everybody in it talking in a circular manner and most likely, getting nowhere. The common man in Kunu Thotalanga has no one to talk to. He is left to fight his own battles for that elusive teabag which is shared amongst the family for a whole week.
Now that 19A is in place, the pachyderms are commencing the next act in the circus with 20. It’s all about fixing the voting mechanism to ensure survival. Watch out common man, next time you go to the election booth, you will not be given a ballot paper but a ballot book, Volume 1 will be proportional representation, Volume 2 will be for first past the post. There will be 250 of them, what a great team that will be, in the glittering circus. Common Man, the minute you walk out of the voting booth, you will become a forgotten man with his own battles in his hand, chasing that elusive tea bag!