Many agreements were reportedly made during the special party leaders’ meeting convened by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday (03) on the 21st Amendment to the Constitution.
Leaders of all political parties representing Parliament were invited to this meeting.
Attendees stated that a number of a important agreements were reached on a number of key issues, including the proscription of the opportunity for dual citizens to represent Parliament.
The meeting also understood the agreement to abolish the President’s right to hold a number of ministerial posts, to obtain the consent of the Prime Minister in appointing ministers, and to allow the President to remove the Prime Minister only with a majority-vote of Parliament.
Accordingly, the new constitutional amendment will be presented to the Cabinet by the Justice Minister next Monday.