Anura Kumara explains how 20th Amendment benefits Mahinda

Anura Kumara explains how 20th Amendment benefits Mahinda

June 15, 2018   02:14 pm


JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake says that the proposed 20th Amendment to the Constitution is mostly advantageous to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Speaking at a seminar, he said that under the present Constitution if the presidency becomes vacant, the Prime Minister gets the opportunity to become President.

But if Mahinda Rajapaksa becomes Prime Minister, he will lose the opportunity to become President, he said. 

However, under the 20th Amendment to the Constitution, Mahinda Rajapaksa gets the chance to become a powerful Prime Minister. 

He also said that according to the 20th amendment Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will lose 7 months from him term.  

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