SLPP opposes proposed new Constitution

Published : 12:02 am  January 15, 2019 | No comments so far |  | 

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  • Says it would create more problems

  • CALLED ON THE MAHANAYAKE THERAS AND BRIEFED HIS PARTY’S POSITION

 

Untitled-3 Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) said yesterday it was unreservedly opposed to the proposed move to bring a new Constitution as it would create more problems rather than solving the existing ones.   

 

SLPP Chairman Prof. G.L. Peiris told Daily Mirror that he called on the Mahanayake Theras of Asgiriya and Malwatte Chapters during the weekend and briefed his party’s position. He said the SLPP would oppose the new Constitution both in and outside Parliament.   


He said the MPs had no idea about the contents of the Constitution, and even the UNP backbenchers were asking about the meaning of the word Orumiththa Nadu’ used to refer to it in Tamil.   
“It was thrust upon the MPs without any preparation,” he said.  


 He said it was the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) that wanted a new Constitution. He charged that the government had been beholden to the agenda of the TNA.  
“The TNA controls the government. Without the TNA’s support, the government cannot pass the even the budget,” he said.   

 

 

Without the TNA’s support, the Govt. cannot pass even the budge

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