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’20A draft bill will be passed with 175 majority’

Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage says the draft bill of the 20th Amendment to the Constitution will be passed in Parliament with a 175 majority.

Speaking to media in Nawalapitiya the Minister said the government requested the people for a mandate to abolish the 19th Amendment and was granted a two thrids majority.

He claimed the 19th Amendment destroyed the country, claiming President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will bring a positive change through the enactment of the 20th Amendment.

The Minister claimed the Constitution Council established under the 19th Amendment consisted of members of one party including the Speaker of House and the Opposition Leader.

Minister Aluthgamage said members must be appointed to the Constitutional Council with the agreement of the Prime Minister and the Opposition Leader, adding however that it is not the case.

Minister Aluthgamage stressed it is another setback in the 19th Amendment.

On a separate note Minister Aluthgamage noted the President directed attention towards building a country self sufficient in milk within three years.

He noted therefore the government hopes to ban the import of milk.

The Minister added Sri Lanka is the country which imports the most amount of milk from New Zealand.

Minister Aluthgamage said the government hopes to meet the country’s demand through local production.

Author: TELO Admin