Academics support 18th Amendment
Sep 7, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
All top scholars in State universities extended their strong support for the 18th Amendment yesterday. They pointed out that the 18th Amendment was totally legal and within the framework of the present Constitution.
It can only accelerate the country’s development process while ensuring the people’s right to appoint a President according to their wish.
Addressing a press briefing held at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, yesterday the University Grants Commission Chairman Prof. Gamini Samaranayake said that US kept the number of terms of the President open, till the country gained economic stability and became the world’s super power.
"Only then did the US go for a limitation of the number of terms of a President. As citizens who love their motherland, the scholars wish to achieve economic stability through political stability. Therefore we extend our fullest support towards the 18th Amendment.