President Maithripala Sirisena says the 19th Amendment to the Constitution must be abolished in order to establish good governance in the country to ensure freedom and democracy in future.
The President said that even though the monarchical and dictatorial nature of the 18th Amendment to the constitution resulted in bringing the 19th Amendment to the constitution, the latter made the country impossible to move forward under a single political leadership and thus created political uncertainty where objectives of the good governance proved futile.
The President expressed these views while speaking during the 40th anniversary celebrations of the National Housing Development Authority at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) in Colombo today.
The President said that the country needs a peoples friendly Government sensitive to their expectations and for that matter honest and patriotic leaders are a prerequisite.
Venerable Banagala Upatissa the chief prelate in Japan, Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe, Former Minister Ms. Ferial Ashroff, and Former Chairpersons of the National Housing Development Authority were also among the gathering.