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UNP Asks MR For Constitutional Amendments In Writing

Aug 23, 2010 10:04:34 AM - thesundayleader.lk

The UNP today (23) requested President Mahinda Rajapaksa and the government to hand over its proposed constitutional amendments in writing.

A delegation of UNP members led by Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe informed this to the President during a meeting today afternoon at Temple Trees.

The discussion was based on the government’s proposed constitutional amendments on extending the two term limit to hold the office of an Executive President and the changes to the 17th Amendment.

UNP parliamentarian Joseph Michael Perera told The Sunday Leader that the party had requested the government’s proposals in writing, so the party could discuss it with the Working Committee in order to arrive at a decision.

“We did not agree or deny the proposals. We asked for them to be given top the party in writing for us to discuss with the Working Committee and parliamentarians,” he said.

The UNP delegation led by Wickremesinghe consisted of UNP MPs Tissa Attanayake, Joseph Michael Perera, Lakshman Kiriella and SLFP Leader Rauf Hakeem.