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Mandate to abolish 19A and introduce new Constitution: President

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa delivering the policy statement of the government at the inaugural parliamentary session held earlier today (20) said that the people have given a mandate for the abolition of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution and pave the way for a new constitution.

The President noted that a new constitution that suits the country giving prominence to the concept of ‘one country and one law’ will be introduced.

He also said that the existing electoral system will be changed along with the new constitution.

According to the President, the mandate given by the public to him at the parliamentary polls prove that the public is satisfied with the service done by his administration since Presidential Election 2019.

The President pledged that he will not in any way act to breach the trust placed in him by the people.