Sri Lanka: We bow to the judgment of the High Court in connection with the 20th Amendment to the Constitution. We will amend it and pass it with a two-thirds majority in parliament, minister Vasudeva Nanayakkara said.
President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and Minister Chamal Rajapaksa have jointly stated that we should not back down from this decision.
Judgment has been sent to the President and the Speaker on the petitions filed in the High Court against the 20th Amendment to the Constitution.
This was stated by Minister Vasudeva Nanayakkara during a key discussion held by the Rajapaksa brothers with key members of the ruling party.
Vasudeva Nanayakkara further said, "The people of the country need not be confused about the judgment of the High Court in the 20th Amendment.
The government had already planned to make some amendments in the parliamentary committee stage debate on the 20th Amendment. In this context, the judgment of the High Court has also come out.
Therefore, the government can easily make amendments in Bill '20 '. The President, the Prime Minister and senior ministers, including Samal Rajapaksa, are committed to amending and implementing Amendment Bill 20.