Monday, 12th April 2021

President appeals for repealing 19th Amendment

Colombo, June 24 (BAN/ AD): Blaming 19th amendment for political instability President Maithripala Sirisena has called for repealing the act. This was also his main component of election manifesto at 2015 presidential elections. He said in order to establish good governance ensuring freedom and democracy in the future the act must be abolished.

President was addressing at 40th anniversary celebrations of the National Housing Development Authority on Sunday at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) he said the 19th Amendment was started because of the monarchical and dictatorial nature of the 18th Amendment introduced by the former government. He mentioned that it was impossible for the country to move forward under a single political leadership because of 19th amendment.

President said “The time has come for the post-mortem to be held…If this government was bad for the country in the past four and a half years, the main reason is the 19th Amendment. Otherwise this is a very good government.”

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