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POSTED AT 09:26 AM 07-01-2019

New Constitution draft to be presented to Parliament – Rajitha

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Most of those who levelled allegations against the new Constitution are not aware of what power devolution truly means, Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne said yesterday.

“This country was dragged into a war because of the politicians who manipulate every opportunity to come or stay in power.

This was the case since the 1950s. Most of these people who make allegations against the drafting of the new Constitution know nothing of power devolution,a Unitary State or a Federal State,” Minister Senaratne said.

The Minister also said that a two thirds majority is needed to dissolve Parliament and hold a General Election. Just because the Opposition wants an election, that does not mean we have provisions to do so,” Minister Senaratne pointed out.

“So, we have to first face a Presidential Election before going in for a General Election,.” Minister Senaratne said.

Amali Mallawaarachchi