President Mahinda Rajapaksa sharing a light moment with TNA leader, R. Sampanthan, at Friday’s traditional tea party in Parliament following the presentation of the budget for the next fiscal year. Seated at left is the leader of the Illankal Thamil Arasu Kadchi, Mavai Senathiraja, MP.
(Pic by Jude Denzil Pathiraja)
UNP fully supportive of pushing through JHU’s 19th Amendment
By Saman Indrajith
UNP and Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday said in Parliament that his party would fully support the passing of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution proposed by JHU’s Ven Aturaliye Ratana Thera to reduce the powers of executive presidency if the government brings it as an urgent Bill in November this year.
Wickremesinghe, raising a point of order, demanded to know the government’s position on the proposed 19th amendment to the Constitution.