Cabinet Spokesman Minister Bandula Gunawardana says Minister of Justice Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe will further brief Members of Parliament on the 21st Amendment to the Constitution on Thursday.
Addressing the weekly Cabinet media briefing at the Government Information Department today, Minister Gunawardana said the Justice Minister briefed the President on the proposed amendments during a meeting of government MPs.
The Minister said concerns pertaining to the draft 21st Amendment to the Constitution were raised by certain Parliamentarians.
He added Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe will also brief party leaders and Parliamentarians on their concerns on Thursday, while the draft 21st Amendment will be taken up for discussion in Parliament in the coming week.
On a separate note, addressing a question raised by a journalist regarding claims that the Minister requested heads of state media to resign he said it was the norm for such individuals to step down when a new subject Minister is appointed.
Minister Gunawardana said state media institutions have been sustained by taxpayers money.
He claimed steps were being taken to reform state media, as to not burden taxpayers.
Minister Gunawardana further claimed state appointments were made based on meritocracy adding if individuals were suitable they would be reappointed to their posts.
The Minister said he hoped to make a positive change in state media through his appointment.