Thursday, 11 June 2015 - 19:39
TNA opposes 20th amendment
The TNA says that it would not agree to the 20th Amendment which has received the Cabinet approval recently.
TNA Vavuniya District MP Selvam Addaikalanathan told our news team that his party would take action to meet the President and explain their stance.
Meanwhile, views were expressed about the 20th amendment during several media conferences held in Colombo today.
JVP Propaganda Secretary MP Vijitha Herath said during a media briefing, although a dialogue is being held over the 20th Amendment, his party is not aware of the contents of the 20th Amendment.
The MP further stated that this is not about introducing a new electoral system, instead it’s about a political power struggle
He added that JVP has agreed to a mixed electoral system, combining the sole representative and proportional representative systems and once they explain clearly regarding the 20th amendment, the party would submit their suggestions.
The Cabinet approved recently the new electoral system which has proposed only 225 parliament seats.
However, SLFP General Secretary Anura Priyadarshana Yapa said that his party would add changes to the 20th Amendment.
He stated that all leftist parties have released a statement saying that they will support the 20th amendment.
However, UNP is not in favour of the 20th amendment
He further said that UNP has delayed addressing the matter until the President made an intervention.