JHU parliamentarian Ven. Athuraliye Ratana Thero says the party was looking at people’s support before looking for government support for its draft motion to amend the Constitution and repeal the Provincial Council system in the country.
He observed that the party’s decision to make such a move was based on many reasons that range from the illegal manner in which the Constitution was amended to establish the Provincial Council system to its failure to address the issues in the North and East.
“After considering all these reasons, the JHU will introduce to parliament next week a motion to repeal the Provincial Council system,” Ven. Ratana Thero said, adding that the party would speak to parties like the UNP, TNA and the JVP to support the draft motion.