Monday, 14 September 2020 10:23

20th Amendment is a collective effort by the Ruling Party, says SLPP Chairman

Querying as to who drafted the 20th Amendment to Constitution would be inaccurate, for it is a collective effort by the Ruling Party and not the work of a single craftsman, emphasised SLPP Chairman Prof. G.L. Peiris.

Peiris made this observation speaking to media at Colombo yesterday (13)

The SLPP Chairman pointed out that no constitution is single-handedly drafted in any country, nor it should be.

In 1972, during the governance of Lady Sirimavo Bandaranaike, Dr. Kolvin R. De Silva as the subject minister collectively formulated the then constitution accompanied by colleagues, Peiris reminisced. The situation was same when J.R Jayawardena had formulated theirs, he added.

On the other hand, there would be no puzzle to the scenario, as the Public has given a clear mandate to make this happen, the SLPP Chairman further added.



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