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UNP ready to discuss 19th Amendment shortcomings

The United National Party (UNP) is ready to discuss with the government on any shortcomings of the 19 Amendment to the Constitution, UNP Parliamentarian Lakshman Kiriella said.

Kiriella expressed these views during a press conference held at the UNP Headquarters today.

“There is a notion by the government that it is hard to rule the country with the 19 amendment to the constitution. We must clarify that the ‘Yahapalana Government’ did not bring this change alone. We did it with a majority in Parliament,” Kiriella said.

“We are ready to discuss with the government what needs to be changed. However, we cannot say we will agree to abolish the 19th Amendment to the Constitution ,” Kiriella added.