Sunday, 9th May 2021

President reaffirms repealing of 19th Amendment

Colombo, Dec 30 (BAN/ AD): President Gotabhaya has said that it is the responsibility of the people’s representatives to fulfill the people’s expectations. He stressed working of Urban Councils and Pradeshiya Sabhas is a required to reach that objective. The President said this during a meeting with the heads of the Municipal Councils, Urban Councils and Pradeshiya Sabhas at the President’s House.

He thanked local government representatives for their victory in the Presidential election.

President said “It is the challenging responsibility of all the people’s representatives to fulfill the aspirations of the people who delivered a remarkable victory. It is the responsibility of everybody to commit to this endeavor.” He added “People are eagerly watching how we work from garbage disposal to lifting the economy. People should not be burdened when it comes to meeting their daily needs. It is the responsibility of all public servants to ensure an efficient and people-friendly public service.”

He said the foreign investors’ confidence the country had before 2015 should be restored. The President also stressed that the 19th Amendment has been a major obstacle to state governance.

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