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Wijeyadasa writes again to President on 20A

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Colombo district MP Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe has submitted a 09-page letter to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa with regard to his concerns on the proposed 20th Amendment to the Constitution.

This is the second MP Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe regarding the 20th Amendment, where he stated that he wrote his concerns as no one was allowed to speak about the 20th Amendment in the meeting convened by the President on the 09th of October.

In his letter, MP Rajapakshe highlights 10 key concerns raised over the proposed Amendment.

The President stepping away from certain responsibilities under the amendment, limiting the cabinet of Minister to 30 and State Ministers to 40, and powers vested with President to dissolve Parliament within one year of convening are among some of the concerns highlighted by MP Rajapakshe.

Stating that China has taken over Sri Lanka’s assets due to the debt crisis, the Parliamentarian has pointed out that the debt has increased from Rs. 112,000 per person in 2005 to Rs. 620,000 per person in 2020.