SLFP to oppose nineteenth amendment

[TamilNet, Monday, 16 September 2002, 22:10 GMT]
Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), the main constituent of the chief opposition People’s Alliance (PA) Monday decided to oppose the nineteenth constitutional amendment brought by the United National Front (UNF) government to restrict the presidential powers in dissolving the parliament. "Disciplinary action will be taken against SLFP parliamentarians who speak in favour of nineteenth amendment to the constitution," said former Minister Mangala Samaraweera, parliamentary whip of the SLFP Monday in a press release.

President Chandrika Kumaratunge is the president of the SLFP, which was founded by her father, late Prime Minister Mr.S.W.R.D Bandaranaike.

The central committee of the SLFP met Monday and decided to request its parliamentarians to oppose the nineteenth constitutional amendment inside and outside the parliament.

The central committee also decided that provincial councilors and members of local government institutions representing the party should spearhead a concerted campaign against the introduction of the nineteenth amendment. Inaddition, the committee warned that those who violate decisions taken by the party will be subjected to disciplinary action.


Related Articles:
11.09.02   19th amendment will strengthen parliament- PM

 

Latest 15 Reports
21.10.17 21:46  
Unitary constitution imposing choice irrelevant to fundamentals needs rejection by Tamils
20.10.17 07:02  
Jaffna University students boycott classes against manipulative justice of genocidal Sri Lanka
19.10.17 17:11   Photo
Sirisena disappoints student leaders, Cooray humiliates families of hunger-striking prisoners
18.10.17 23:45  
Eastern Provincial Land authority discriminates Tamils
17.10.17 18:46   Photo
Paramilitary operative employed at Cooray's secretariat in Jaffna harasses public servants
16.10.17 07:15   Photo
UN Refugee agency ignorant of stranded Tamil refugees in Indonesia
15.10.17 19:12  
Tamil fisherman rammed by intruding Sinhala fishermens’ boat, fishing disputes escalate in Jaffna
14.10.17 07:34   Photo
Tamil protesters confront Maithiripala Sirisena in Jaffna
13.10.17 17:40   Photo
North at standstill, Sampanthan not to accompany Sirisena to Jaffna
12.10.17 23:35  
SL military postpones land release for 2 years as UN awarded Colombo with 2 more years in Geneva
11.10.17 23:48   Photo
20 Tamil organisations to lay siege to SL Governor's office on Friday
10.10.17 22:05   Photo
SL ‘Manipulative Justice’ exposed once again in Tamil political prisoners’ case: Sivapalan
09.10.17 22:09  
Protests gain momentum as hunger-striking political prisoners’ health deteriorates
08.10.17 23:00   Photo
SL constitutional discourse seen coupled with ‘Vision 2025’ policy of genocidal Sri Lanka
07.10.17 23:21  
Colombo brings Sinhala private partnerships to wage structural genocide in Vanni
 
Find this article at:
http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=7487