Sri Lankan government working to amend constitution: PM


International Desk: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says his government is working to amend the constitution to hold the president and cabinet accountable to parliament.

Sri Lanka’s cabinet, including Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, has been forced to resign this month amid unprecedented economic turmoil.

Sri Lanka has been the victim of a reckless decision by the Kovid-19 epidemic to cripple the tourism-dependent economy, rising oil prices, tax cuts to gain cheap popularity, and the government’s ban on chemical fertilizer imports.

The new Prime Minister Vikramasinghe has promised to fix the crisis.

Addressing the nation on Sunday, he said, “Under the new arrangement, we have proposed to the President to compel him to give an explanation to Parliament. And a cabinet made up of ministers is also accountable to parliament. ”

The proposal will now need the approval of the Cabinet and the Supreme Court. And it can take weeks to get this approval. Only then will Parliament’s approval be sought.

However, critics do not consider Bikram Singh’s political reform proposal enough.

They say the offer did not live up to expectations. It did not address the main demands of the protesters; The demands include abolishing the executive power of the president.


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