Colombo, Jan 10 (BAN/ AD): All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC) has said that any constitutional amendments to remove minority parties from the Parliament are anti-democratic. MP Rishad Bathiudeen said in Parliament on 8 January that ‘there’s a danger to end of reconciliation achieved by hard work over a period of time.’
He said “We are disturbed of new government’s intentions to side-line minority parties by amending the constitution.”
He also added “However, President’s intention, to amend the constitution appears to be aimed at reducing the power of minority political parties among others. Minority parties of a country represent the voice of all minorities including ethnic, political and other representations”
The parliamentarian also welcomed President’s efforts to reduce the cost of living.