News courtesy: Ada Derana
The Constitutional Amendments are in three stages. It is not wise to criticize them without looking at the whole process. What will be taken up on Wednesday is the second step to take the country forward, said Jathika Nidahas Peramuna (JNP) leader Minister Wimal Weerawansa.
The JNP is fully supportive of the Constitutional Amendments (CA) being brought before Parliament on Wednesday, said Mr. Weerawansa addressing the media at party headquarters in Battaramulla this morning (Sept. 06).
The next stage is to go in for an Executive Prime Minister’s post. The Executive Prime Minister will be answerable to Parliament unlike the Executive President, he added.
Through the CA the term of the President need not necessarily extent to more than two years. It depends on the voters. If they want the sitting President to continue for another term they will vote for him or her. Or else they may not and that person will lose. So the voters are those who will decide, Mr. Weerawansa.
Most political parties are blaming the government without reforming their constitutions. Don’t add party woes to the government account, said the JNP leader. They are attempting to put forward proxies to rule the country, Wimal Weerawansa claimed.