The Samagi Jana Balawegaya says the stance of the party pertaining to the 21st Amendment to the Constitution will be conveyed to the government by tomorrow.
Parliamentarian Tissa Attanayake said the party has appointed a committee of attorneys to study the Constitutional Amendment.
Speaking to media, MP Attanayake said three proposals pertaining to the 21st Amendment have been submitted to Parliament, one by the SJB and other two by the Sri Lanka Freedom Party and Minister of Justice Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe.
The Parliamentarian said the committee of attorneys was appointed to relay the SJB’s stance after receiving the draft of Minister Rajapakshe’s proposed Amendment.
He said there are few concerns regarding the draft.
He said the SJB is of the stance that the Constitutional Amendment must contain proposals that strengthen democratic fundamentals that surpass provisions in the 19th Amendment.
MP Attanayake said the inclusion of provisions to abolish the Executive Presidency is also one of the main concerns.
The MP said the SJB will extend its full support if the draft 21st Amendment contains their proposals.
Furthermore, MP Tissa Attanayake said they will fully support positive and democratic provisions in the draft Constitutional Amendment.
He said there are many provisions that need to be added to the 19th Constitutional Amendment adding they are in agreement with the proposals that will ensure independence of governance and retaking Parliamentary powers which were vested with the President through the 20th Constitutional Amendment.
The MP said they will compare the government’s proposals with the proposals presented by the SJB and the Bar Association of Sri Lanka.
MP Attanayake claimed they have accepted the government’s proposal as a policy.
He said they will fully support the enactment that goes beyond the provisions included in the 19th Amendment.