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JHU and NFF Support Amendments

Sep 6, 2010 5:46:08 AM - thesundayleader.lk

The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) today (6) officially announced the party’s decision to support the constitutional amendments proposed by the government.

JHU Secretary and Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka told a press conference today that the party would vote in favor of the constitutional amendments in parliament this week.

Meanwhile, the JHU also called for the appointments to the independent commissions like Bribery, Elections and Judicial Services under the proposed 18th amendment to be void of politics and be independent.

Meanwhile, the National Freedom Front (NFF) also announced its support to the government’s constitutional amendments and that the proposed amendments are a step to take the country forward.

NFF Leader and Minister Wimal Weerawansa told a press briefing at the party headquarters today that while the constitutional amendments are to be carried out in three stages one needed to look at the whole process before criticizing it.

Weerawansa has said the next stage is to form an Executive Prime Ministerial post that would be answerable to parliament.

Referring to the controversy surrounding the extension of the number of terms of office held by an Executive President, Weerawansa said the number of terms of office held by an Executive President depended on the voters.