Two-third majority no hurdle to pass new constitution - PM

[TamilNet, Thursday, 21 September 2000, 17:44 GMT]
The new People's Alliance (PA) government will abolish the executive presidential system and will introduce the new constitution even without a two-third majority, said Prime Minister (PM) Ratnasiri Wickremanayake in a press briefing today.

He said that a lasting political solution would be found to the ethnic problem through a meaningful nation wide devolution scheme. He made this announcement this evening when briefing news-men following the release of the PA's election manifesto. The event took place at Colombo Galadari Hotel.

The General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party Mr.S.B.Dissanayake said that the new constitution would be put forward for discussion with everyone including political parties, Maha Nayaka Theras and other religious leaders.

Minister Sarath Amunugama, Messrs Dinesh Gunawardene, MEP leader, Bandula Gunawardene and Sarath Kongahage also attended the press briefing.

 

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