Pro-government left parties to vote for 18th amendment

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 07 September 2010, 04:37 GMT]
The Communist Party of Sri Lanka (CPSL), Lanka Sama Samaja Party (LSSP) and Nava Sama Samaja Party (NSSP), constituents of the ruling United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA), Monday decided to support the 18th amendment in parliament. CPSL is led by Minister D. E. W. Gunasekara, LSSP by Minister Tissa Vitharana and NSSP by Vasudeva Nanayakara.

The government is to move the eighteenth amendment to the constitution removing the restriction on two term executive presidency and introducing a five-member Parliamentary Advisory Council replacing the Constitutional Council appointed under the seventh amendment in parliament.

Vasudeva Nanayakkara told media in Colombo Monday evening that despite disagreement over proposals embodied in the 18th amendment left parties have decided to support and vote for the 18th amendment.

 

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