NFF fully backs
The National Freedom Front (NFF) will extend its fullest support for
the passage of the 18th amendment to the Constitution, its leader,
Housing and Public utilities Minister Wimal Weerawansa said adding that
more than 160 votes will be received in favour of the amendment.
He was addressing a press conference at the NFF head office
yesterday. The first step will be taken to change the 1978 Constitution
on September 8. The present Constitution will be amended in several
steps, he said.
The Constitution should be amended for the people’s well-being. The
present election system too will be changed.
Opposition charges against the amendment are not justified. It is the
present Constitution that paves the way for totalitarian rule, he said.
The new Constitution will be accountable to the public and
Parliament, Weerawansa said.
“As a party we believe that the present constitution should be
amended to make it public-friendly. Our party though is in favour of an
executive Prime Minister,” he said. Under the new Constitution, the
people can decide whether they will give the mandate to one person for a
third term. This will not be decided by the Constitution, he said.
“As a country we need political stability. The new constitution will
play a significant role in the country’s development drive,” Weerawansa