Who will support the 20th amendment?

Who will support the 20th amendment?

Who will support the 20th amendment?

Written by Staff Writer

05 Sep, 2020 | 9:53 pm

COLOMBO (News1st): Questions have arisen on the parliamentarians who would support the 20th amendment that has been proposed by the government.

Among the public representatives who voted in favour of the 18th and 19 constitutional amendments are Rohitha Abeygunawardena, Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena, Mahinda Amaraweera, Dilum Amunugama, Lasantha Alagiyawanna, Dullas Alahapperuma, Mahindananda Aluthgamage, Indika Anuruddha, Dinesh Gunawardena, Bandula Gunawardena, Siripala Gamlath, Udaya Gammanpila, S.M. Chandrasena,
Sisira Jayakody, Piyankara Jayaratne and Janaka Bandara Tennakoon.

Mohan de Silva, Nimal Siripala de Silva, Piyal Nishantha, S.B. Dissanayake, Wimalaweera Dissanayake, Duminda Dissanayake, Douglas Devananda, Vasudeva Nanayakkara, Sanath Nishantha, Ramesh Pathirana, Jagath Pushpakumara, Jayantha Ketagoda, Dilan Perera, Arundika Fernando and Johnston Fernando are also among those who voted in favour of both constitutional amendments.

Sudarshani Fernandopulle, Susil Premajayantha, Shantha Bandara, Vijitha Berugoda, Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, C.B. Ratnayake, Roshan Ranasinghe, Keheliya Rambukwella, Namal Rajapaksa, Dr. Wijayadasa Rajapakshe, Nimal Lansa , Janaka Wakkumbura, Pavithra Wanniarachchi, Vidura Wickramanayake, Kanchana Wijesekera, Prof. Tissa Vitharana, Thenuka Vidanagamage, Chandima Weerakkody, Wimal Weerawansa, Mahinda Samarasinghe, Ranjith Siyambalapitiya, John Seneviratne, Shehan Semasinghe and Kanaka Herath are also part of this list.

During the period in which the 18th and 19th amendments to the constitution were put forward, there were two public representatives who stood out from the crowd.

One was Chamal Rajapaksa, who was the then Speaker of Parliament, and Sarath Weerasekara who opposed the 19th amendment.

During the period in which the 18th amendment was presented, current prime minister Mahinda Rajapaksa served as the president of Sri Lanka.

He was not a member of parliament when the 19th amendment was presented.

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