State Minister Lanza says 19th Amendment led to chaos | Daily News


State Minister Lanza says 19th Amendment led to chaos

Rural Roads and Other Infrastructure State Minister Nimal Lanza yesterday said that the Government will abolish the 19th amendment, which led the country into chaos and bring a whole new Constitution to fulfill the wishes of the people who gave a two-third majority to the Government at the previous General Election.

He said that the 19th Amendment to the Constitution has many ambiguities and uncertainties, resulting in confusion. “As the people have given us the mandate, we wanted for a constitutional amendment, our first task will be to remove the 19th Amendment. It is a timely need to bring a new Constitution for the country,” he added.

“Although many governments were facing a severe economic crisis due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the Government is running the country effectively leading it to an economically powerful position while protecting people despite the number of challenges posed by COVID 19. The Opposition expected that the second wave of the COVID 19 to affect the country and the entire country in a chaotic situation. But that did not happen due to the foresighted plans and work of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and the commitment of the health and security officials,” the State Minister said.

“Today the country is gradually returning to normalcy. Under the leadership of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the country will march towards prosperity while safeguarding the people and protecting the sovereignty without succumbing to any forces,” he said.


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