ECONOMYNEXT – The main opposition Samagi Jana Balavegaya says its Parliamentary Group resolved unanimously to fight the proposed 20th Amendment to the Constitution.
In a press release, the party said all the Members of Parliament gathered in Committee Room two of the Parliament today and decided to support the fight against the 20A “unconditionally.”
The statement said that the 20A was destroying democracy in the country and was taking the country towards dictatorship.
The resolution to fight the 20A was proposed by Matara District MP Buddhika Pathirana and seconded by Kurunegala District MP Ashok Abeysinghe, the statement said.
The party has resolved to build a movement to safeguard the 19A and bring the democratic principles enshrined in it further.
It invited all those wishing to safeguard democracy to join the SJB at the statue of Maduluwawe Sobhitha Thero on Japan Friendship Road tomorrow at 4 pm at the launch of the movement. (Colombo, September 7, 2020)
Reported by Arjuna Ranawana