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Final opportunity to introduce new Constitution: Prasanna

Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga said yesterday that the government faces its final opportunity to introduce a new Constitution to the country.

Responding to questions raised by journalists at inspection tour to the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport, yesterday, the minister said, “If we forego this opportunity at hand, there will be no future opportunity for us to bring in a new Constitution to lead the country to a new era of prosperity and development.”

“We first need to abolish 19 Amendment and then bring in the 20th Amendment. After that, we will introduce a new Constitution that would ensure a strong economy based on a progressive framework, where the benefits will be divided among all citizens,” he said.

Minster Ranatunga said the 19th Amendment was introduced due to the influences of Western communities to lead this country into its destruction. The 19th Amendment to the Constitution did not benefit the country in any way, and the Good Governance Government destroyed the country by hiding behind it, he added.

Minister Ranatunga further said that the country’s infrastructure will be improved, connecting the main sea ports in Colombo and Hambantota, while also linking the airports in both districts, in order to build Sri Lanka as a logistics hub in Asia.

“Moreover, the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA) will be turned into one of the most active and safest airports in the South Asian region, while increasing its passengers and cargo handling capacities and also promoting it as a centre for the promotion of investments to the country,” he added.

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