Contradictions in new Constitution – Professor G.L. Peiris
Posted on January 15th, 2019

RANMINI GUNASEKARA Courtesy Ceylon Today

There are contradictions in the trilingual reports presented to Parliament with regard to the new Constitution, claimed Chairman of the SLPP, Professor G.L. Peiris.

He said this at a SLPP Media briefing held at Party Headquarters today (14). Parliamentarian Rohitha Abeygunawardana also attended this briefing.

Speaking of the said reports, Abeygunawardana made specific reference to the Tamil words ‘Orumittha Naadu’and added the said words do not have a definite meaning in Tamil, although the words purportedly meant a ‘unitary State.’

Prof. Peiris further alleged the Government is conspiring to postpone the Presidential Election.

The Government is trying to bring a proposal stating that from henceforth the President is not appointed by the people, but instead by Parliament. They’re not trying to bring this due to any inherent weakness in the Executive Presidency, but in order to postpone the Presidential Election,” he opined.

He further claimed the current Government did not have the power to make independent decisions, as the TNA exercised a powerful hold over it. It was also said the Government was also at the mercy of the TNA concerning the upcoming Budget.

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