Will amend 19A, says Lakshman Yapa

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Says 19A cause for present political impasse


LATE-CITY-DM-1-3By Sheain Fernandopulle

The 19th Amendment which was the initial cause for the prevailing political turmoil would be amended when they are elected to office, MP Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena said yesterday.


Addressing a news briefing, he said the 19th Amendment had made the county unstable and chaotic.

“When the 19th Amendment was brought in, we all voted for it thinking that it would deliver good things in the interest of the people. But what has transpired now consequent to this amendment is absolutely unacceptable,” MP Lakshman Yapa said.

He said that they regretted voting in favour of it and thus would take action to amend it no sooner they are elected to office.

“We can’t fathom what the 19th Amendment contains. It contains complexities that adversely affect the functioning of the Legislature and the Executive. Hence, it is necessary to come up with amendments so that the complexities would be lessened,” the MP said.