SLFP determined to implement 20-A

SB-DissanayakeThe Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) today said that it is determined to implement the 20th Amendment to the constitution.

SLFP MP S.B. Dissanayake said that the United National Party (UNP) is attempting to delay the 20th Amendment but the SLFP will push for it.

He said that President Maithripala Sirisena, former President Chandrika Kumaratunga and former Prime Minister Sirimavo Bandaranaike, had all backed electoral reforms.

“More than the 19th Amendment the public wanted the 20th Amendment,” he said.

Dissanayake also said that at the Parliament election the SLFP hopes to contest as an alliance with other political parties.

Meanwhile, Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said that the four SLFP members who resigned from the Government, did not have a rift with the President or any SLFP members.

Amaraweera said that the four Ministers even had talks with Dissanayake and others before they resigned from their Ministerial posts. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. The people voted to remove the former President who was also the Cabinet and the Government. The peoples representatives who are very vociferous today were as meek as new born cats. They let the Rajapakses bleed the country of its land, resources, wealth and even the treasures satisfied by a few bones thrown at them. Some Ministers who gained illgotten wealth still cling onto the former President sabotaging all efforts to root out corruption as they fear that they will get caught and end up behind bars.
    The present government led by the new President and the Prime Minister made few mistakes which could have been avoided. Firstly, they made the mistake of letting the Rajapakse loyalists run the administration without appointing impartial persons to key positions. Then they let the media to have its freedom and most of the media organizations run by former Presidents henchmen are castigating the new government and giving undue publicity to political propaganda of the anti government elements. Even the 19th Amendment was diluted to favour the ministers of the former corrupt regime. Now those politicians who know will be kicked out by the majority want the 20th amendment passed. It is time for the present President who was elected by people supporting the UNP and rejecting the UPFA to stand by the people who voted for him and dissolve the parliament and call for fresh elections. Let the people decide who they want in the parliament and let the new parliament bring in the 20th Amendment.

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