Rajapaksa instructs UPFA MPs not to leave island for 2 weeks
[TamilNet, Saturday, 28 August 2010, 13:19 GMT]
The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), main
constituent of the ruling United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) led
by Sri Lanka’s President Mahinda Rajapakse has instructed its
parliamentarians not to go abroad till September 15. The leaders of
the constituent parties also have been instructed by SL president Mahinda Rajapaksa to ensure the presence of their parliamentarians in Colombo during the
Meanwhile the chief government whip Dinesh Gunawardene has announced
that the draft proposed constitutional amendments would be tabled in
parliament during the first week of September.
The draft of the
proposed amendments would be first sent to the Supreme Court for
determination. Thereafter the SL parliament would debate on the draft
following week, he added.
In another development SL minister Wimal Weerawansa, the leader of the
National Freedom Front (NFF), a splinter group of the Janatha Vimukthi
Peramuna said at an event to mark the World Habitat Day in Colombo
Saturday morning that the Constitution of Sri Lanka would be amended
in three stages shortly.