Government will introduce new constitution : S.B Dissanayake

Government will introduce new constitution : S.B Dissanayake

Government will introduce new constitution : S.B Dissanayake

Written by Staff Writer

08 Aug, 2020 | 10:18 pm

COLOMBO (News1st): Newly elected lawmaker S.B. Dissanayake has said the government would introduce a new constitution with a two-thirds parliamentary majority.

Sri Lanka’s constitution that saw a 19th amendment in 2015, introduced independent commissions and a new electoral system in the country.

“We all know how the country’s commissions have been politicized in this country,” Dissanayake observed.

He said the constitution barred a president from contesting a presidential election more than twice

“This amendment was made to ensure Mahinda Rajapaksa won’t contest again,” the ruling Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna member remarked.

He said that the government would introduce a new constitution and pave the way for a new electoral system, a new parliamentary system and a new system regarding commissions.

“I believe it is important that we establish independence and democracy in the country,” Dissanayake said.

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