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JVP will defeat draft 20th Amendment

Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Propaganda Secretary and Jathika Jana Balawegaya (JJB) Parliamentarian Vijitha Herath yesterday said his party will take every possible effort to defeat the draft 20th Amendment to the Constitution.

“We will organise a series of seminars island-wide to make the public aware of the draft Constitutional Amendment . First seminar will be held at Colombo Public Library on September 24,” he said

He was speaking at a press conference in Colombo yesterday.

Herath added that Constitutional Amedments will not help solve burning issues of the people.

The Commissions to be established under the draft 20th Amendment to the Constitution will no longer be independent, he said.

He said that election related violence , misappropriation of public funds and misuse of public assets including government vehicles minimised after the Election Commission was set up under the 19th Amendment to the Constitution.

Herath added that the Parliamentary Council proposed under the draft Amendment can forward their observations with regard to the nominees sent by the President for the appointment of persons to High Posts in the Government .

“The Executive President can ignore their observations too,” he said

He added that the Government should divulge its position over the Provincial Council system which was established under the 13th amendment to the Constitution.

“The Provincial Council System is not a solution to the national issue. Our position is very clear. We opposed this system at the very beginning,” he said.