No changes to the 13 amendment; Muslim Congress and the left write to the President.

Wednesday, 12 June 2013 - 19:28


The President last week gave one week ultimatum to discuss the 2 clauses of the 13th Amendment after government coalition members Ministers Rauf Hakeem, Wasudeva Nanayakkara and Douglas Devananda requested for time to take a decision on the issue.

Recently at a press briefing Cabinet Spokesman Minister Keheliya Rambukwella stated that a final decision will be taken at this week’s Cabinet meeting.

Government coalitions hold different opinions on the proposal to change the 2 clauses of the 13th Amendment.

Sri Lanka Muslim Congress General Secretary Hassan Ali said that his party’s objection to the proposal was submitted to the President in writing today.


However Investment Promotion Deputy Minister Faizer Mustapha said that the 2 changes to the 13th Amendment is necessary for the safety of the Muslim community.


The JHU proposed 5 changes to the 13th Amendment and its proposals were submitted to the President we well.

The party also educated the UNP of their 5 proposals when they met the UNP in Colombo today.

The left winged parties represented by Ministers Wasudeva Nanayakkara, Tissa Vitarana and Dew Gunasekera also submitted a letter to the President today.

Deputy General Secretary of the Communist Party S. Sudasinghe told our news team that the President was requested not to present the proposal to change the 2 clauses of the 13th Amendment when the Cabinet meets tomorrow.


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