SLPP Expresses Concerns About 21st Amendment: Much Awaited Reform Still Hangs In The Balance

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna has expressed concerns about the proposed 21st Amendment to the Constitution.

SLPP General Secretary Sagara Kariyawasam has said that the SLPP is not in favor of reintroducing the 19th Amendment to the Constitution in its previous form.

However, he has stated that the party is agreeable to reducing the powers of the Executive President and handing them over to Parliament.

Therefore, it is still not clear as to whether the SLPP - the party commanding the majority support in Parliament - will support the 21st Amendment.

The proposed 21st Amendment to the Constitution is drafted by the newly appointed Justice Minister Wijayadasa Rajapakshe.

Although the draft amendment was expected to be presented to the Cabinet today, informed sources said the move has been postponed.