Oct 11, 2021

Abolish 20A - Ranil

Leader of the United National Party former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today (Oct. 10) said President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, with his statement that the Prime Minister and the Cabinet should work together as he has limited political experience, has admitted that the 20th amendment to the Constitution is a failure.
In a statement to the media, the former Prime Minister said what needs to be done now is to repeal the 20th Amendment to the Constitution and take steps to re-enact the 19th Amendment to the Constitution to govern the country.
Former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe also praised the President for declaring the 20th Amendment a failure.
Mr. Wickremesinghe said the government should reach an agreement with the opposition to seek solutions to the current economic crisis and other issues the country is facing.
The UNP leader said discussions must be held in order to address the economic crisis that affects all sectors and individuals in the country, adding that another important factor is issues that arose due to COVD-19 and protecting the GSP+ concession.