Gazette the 20A - CaFFE urges

Gazette the 20A - CaFFE urges

June 8, 2015   05:25 pm


Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) has urged the government to approve the 20th amendment at the coming Cabinet meeting and to publish it via a gazette as soon as possible.

Issuing a statement, Keerthi Tennakoon Executive Diretor “A minority of MPs are attempting to derail the 20A which would change our political culture which has been degraded by the preferential voting system. Most of these MPs are those accused of corruption and will not be those who can enter parliament winning an electorate. 

Those MPs were also behind the prevention of appointing members to the Constitutional Council and brought in amendments to weaken 19A.

The same MPs are attempting to quickly dissolve the parliament by bringing in a no confidence motion against Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe. The MPs who propagated the motion want to prevent the appointment of the CC and the establishment of independent commissions and to prevent electoral reforms. In addition they want to prevent the Right To Information Act and National Audit Bill.”

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