Written by Zulfick Farzan
29 Mar, 2022 | 4:44 pm
COLOMBO (News 1st); Former Minister Udaya Gammanpila is preparing to move the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution that will prevent foreign nationals from seizing power in Sri Lankan politics.
Speaking to reporters in Colombo on Tuesday (29), Gammanpila dismissed claims that his group is attempting to secure the votes lost by the Rajapaksas, and use them for Namal Rajapaksa’s election campaign for the future.
“Unfortunately for Namal, with the end of this government, the political journey of the Rajapaksas will come to an end,” said Gammanpila adding it would also end the eight-decade-long nepotism that plagued Sri Lankan politics.
“We have no intention of re-electing a Rajapaksa, because no matter which one of them comes to power, it is Basil Rajapaksa who will govern the country,” he said.
Udaya Gammanpila said that a measure to address this issue, the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution will be moved in April 2022 in Parliament that will NOT allow any dual citizen to take office in Sri Lanka.
Former Minister & Leader of the Pivithuru Hela Urumaya Udaya Gammanpila on Tuesday (29) revealed a process within the constitution that would allow to dissolve parliament and call for elections.
He said a new leader will emerge to take this cause forward.
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