New people’s movement rallies up against 20A

New people’s movement rallies up against 20A

New people’s movement rallies up against 20A

Written by Staff Writer

15 Oct, 2020 | 9:21 pm

COLOMBO (News1st): The people’s movement to defeat violence has expressed regret over the undemocratic decisions that are being made by the government by ignoring the people’s mandate.

Issuing a statement, the movement said it had been established to defeat the government’s undemocratic campaign to pass the 20th amendment.

In its statement, the movement pointed out that it is the responsibility of the entire community to protect the democratic social framework in the country.

The statement noted that it is civil organizations that created awareness about the detrimental effects of the 20th amendment, and the need to protect the independence of commissions and the 19th amendment.

The movement said that its objective is to bring together various religious, cultural, and political groups onto one platform in order to resolve the problems of the people.

Ven. Ulapane Sumangala Thero is the convenor of the movement that comprises former governors Maithri Gunaratne and Keerthi Tennakoon, Attorney-at-law Gunaratne Wanninayake, Prof. Anura Uthumange, Wasantha Dharmasri, Mayura Senanayake, Attorney-at-law Rajika Kodithuwakku, Ananda Palitha, Aruna Ruwanwella, Wimal Jayasuriya and Palitha Wickramaratne.

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