Anybody who loves the country must give unconditional support to pass the proposed 21st Amendment to the Constitution with constructive criticisms, United National Party (UNP) General Secretary Palitha Range Bandara said.
Speaking at a press conference at the UNP ‘Sirikotha’ Headquarters on Tuesday, the former MP alleged that Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa was working to an agenda of SLPP MP and former Minister Basil Rajapaksa when he refused to give support to the 21st Amendment.
“His aim is to protect the Rajapaksas. He says one thing to the people but acts in a totally different manner by colluding with former Minister Rajapaksa. The Opposition Leader tries to scuttle the Constitutional reforms process. The 21st Amendment is a step forward from the 19th Amendment to strengthen democracy and the Parliamentary system. Anybody who objects to it tries to protect the Executive powers,” he commented.
“This Amendment empowers the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery and Corruption and hinders the room for fraud, corruption and theft. Does the Opposition Leader say that those are not good moves?” he asked.