The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) today said that it wants the 20th Amendment to the constitution passed soon.
Opposition leader and SLFP member Nimal Siripala de Silva said that the cabinet, which is to hold an urgent meeting today, must approve the 20th Amendment in its current form and submit it to Parliament.
He said that once cabinet approves the 20th Amendment it can be sent to the Supreme Court for its determination and then if more changes are required it can be discussed in Parliament.
Nimal Siripala de Silva recalled that there is a push for the 20th Amendment to be passed soon and so the process should not be delayed further.
The opposition leader also reiterated that the SLFP will contest the Parliament elections with the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) and has not agreed to form a National Government after the election.
He said that the the United National Party (UNP) keeps saying it will form a National Government if it wins the election.
However Nimal Siripala de Silva said the SLFP is not for a National Government and will seek a majority in Parliament to form a UPFA Government.
He also said that the opposition wants the the no-confidence motion on Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to be included in the Parliament agenda soon.
The opposition leader said that the SLFP wants to remove Wickremesinghe and the UNP from power. (Colombo Gazette)