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UNP Calls For Referendum

Aug 31, 2010 6:59:56 AM - thesundayleader.lk

The UNP today (31) called on the government to hold a referendum on the proposed constitutional amendments.

UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake told a press conference that the government was in a hurry to pass the constitutional amendments in parliament with a two-thirds majority without considering the many problems faced by the people in the country.

Attanatyake also said an important bill like the constitutional amendments is to be brought before Parliament as an Urgent Bill without even presenting them to the people.

He said the people have a right to known what the amendments are.

Attanayake said the UNP strongly opposed the government’s move to hurriedly push through the constitutional amendments through parliament.

The amendments which have been approved by the cabinet will be presented to Parliament next week.