MEP fully supports Constitutional reforms - Minister Gunawardena
The Mahajana Eksath Peramuna will give its full support to the
approval of the 18th Constitutional Amendments. The 18th Constitutional
Amendments will be approved with over 160 votes, said Mahajana Eksath
Peramuna (MEP) Leader Dinesh Gunawardena. The Minister was addressing a
press conference at the Mahaweli Centre, Colombo yesterday.
The MEP has three members in Parliament.
Minister Guanwardena the people have the opportunity to voice their
opinion according to the 18th Amendment.
“This would strengthen democracy and accelerate development programs
in the country,” he said.
He said, a new five members Constitutional Council will be approved
under this amendment. The new Constitutional Council will be represented
by the Prime Minister, The Speaker, Opposition Leader and two Members of
President Mahinda Rajapaksa is the only President who has agreed to
be present in Parliament once in three months. The new amendment will
build a good connection between the President and Parliament, he said.
“We will never use power in a negative way,” he said.