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UNP Gets Draft Of Amendments

Aug 30, 2010 9:38:03 AM - thesundayleader.lk

The UNP today (30) said it has received a copy of the proposed constitutional amendments.

The party has also said it would oppose the government’s decision to continue with the executive presidency by extending the terms of office held by the Executive President.

The UNP has said it would formally respond to the reforms proposals after the party’s Working Committee meeting on Wednesday (1).
Opposition and UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe had held a discussion today with party seniors like General Secretary Tissa Attanayake and MPs Lakshman Kiriella, Kabir Hashim and Mangala Samaraweera.
Attanayake has been quoted in the media saying that the joint meeting of the parliamentary group and the Working Committee would be held on Wednesday at the party headquarters.
Attanayake has said there was no clarity on the five member committee which is to replace the Constitutional Council.

Meanwhile, UNP spokesperson and parliamentarian Gayantha Karunathileka told a press conference that the party had received a copy of the proposed constitutional amendments yesterday.