Rajapakshe has moved 22A as Private Member’s Bill – PM | Daily News


Rajapakshe has moved 22A as Private Member’s Bill – PM



Parliamentarian Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe has moved the 22nd Constitutional Amendment as a Private Member’s Bill and it is not a decision of the government, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said.

He was addressing the Chief Editors of the local newspapers held at the Temple Trees yesterday.

The Premier said the next general election will be held with the anticipation of bringing a proper amendment to the country’s Constitution. “We need a two-thirds majority for that and such a proposal will be moved subsequent to the election,” he said.

Commenting on the controversial voice call records leaked to the social media recently, the PM said the new government has a huge responsibility to ensure the independence of courts.

He said a special committee should be appointed and the Chief Justice should have taken immediate action regarding the conversations.

“It is not good to loss the trust on courts. Then the people will look at each and every judgment suspiciously,” he added.

Rajapaksa said the country has to march forward while rectifying the mistakes made by the previous regime.

“High standards had in Parliament in 1970s disappeared gradually during the past decades and now the House has become a place where the characters are assassinated. The government faction is ready to lead the parliament towards conducting fruitful debates in the future,” he said.

Several Ministers including Dr. Bandula Gunawardane and Dullas Alahapperuma were present.


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