19A will be re-introduced with ‘certain amendments’ – Prime Minister

19A will be re-introduced with ‘certain amendments’ – Prime Minister

Written by Staff Writer

19 Apr, 2022 | 4:11 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st) Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa had promised to reduce the sweeping powers of the president.

The premier told parliament on Tuesday (19) that he would re-introduce the 19th amendment to the constitution, “with certain amendments,” as a possible “temporary solution.”

He said following this process, with the blessing of the President, a new constitution can be created.

The prime minister said he was aware of the citizen’s suffering and called on “everyone to work together to resolve the crises.”

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