I’m ready to amend disputed clauses of 19A – President
President Maithreepala Sirisena says that if there are weaknesses in the 19th constitutional amendment process, he is prepared to make necessary amendments protecting the essence of democracy and what it entails in accordance with legislative processes.
In a statement, the PMD said President Maithripala Sirisena would make sure these changes would ensure that the 19th Amendment’s core and democratic values are preserved and it would be further strengthened.
“The 19th Amendment was passed as a result of the irresistible courage and the leadership of President Sirisena in order to resolve problematic areas in Sri Lanka’s democracy. The 19th Amendment paved the way for the establishment of independent commissions and to strengthen the structure of the democratic institutions. The amendment was a victory of the people who hail democracy and was also a requirement to take the country to a new era,” the statement said.
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sirisena you maybe the president but do not have the authority to amend constitution.
Constitutional amendments can be brought about through a referendum and these should be brought through the constitutional council which is expected to analyse the whole and not by parts. Any existing contradictions should be presented to the house and resolved theough a vote with two thirds voting for any major changes should be through a referendum.
While the parliament and the judiciary debated on the constitutional crisis they never sought the opinion of the constitutional council that ranila has been talking about.
There is a clause or article that refers to the constitutional council the dynamics of how the council operates is no clearer to the public than parliamentarians
I am shocked by the following:
“he is prepared to make necessary amendments protecting the essence of democracy and what it entails in accordance with legislative processes.”.
The 19th Amendment was intended to curtail the powers of the Executive president and strengthen democracy through wider powers of the parliament.
Now, the New Hitler wants to amend the 19th Amendment to enhance his own powers under the guise of strengthening democracy.
It is time to send this Hitler back to Paddy Fields in Polonnaruwa and abolish the golden chair, once and for all.
a no confidence motion was on you and Mr 4 times as such you are no longer the president as such how can you amend the costitution
The Sinhala Buddhist Governments since 1948 have all been FALSE.
Mr Wickramasinghe, who is now championing DEMOCRACY, was a leading member of past UNP Governments (JRJ – zero democracy and RP – zero democracy), is now talking rubbish.
As I have always been saying, the Sinhala Buddhists are crude and are incapable of high quality, corruption-free leadership offering social justice to all.