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No discussion on extending Parliament term, or President’s tenure: GL

There is no preparation, nor any discussion to extend the tenure of Parliament or the President by two years, said Foreign Minister G.L. Peiris, speaking to media during a visit to Kandy.

The Foreign Minister pointed out that the government’s sole objective is to fulfill the promises made to the people in the next three years instead of extending any tenure.

Ruling Party MP Diana Gamage joining the Parliament debate yesterday stated that the two years lost due to the Covid-19 pandemic must be granted to the President and Parliament. Several backbench MPs recently endorsed this idea in Parliament as well.

The Foreign Minister went on saying that Sri Lanka will never be vulnerable as long as countries that happen to be good friends exist. Countries like India and China have already come forward in supporting Sri Lanka and a debt of US$ 1.5 billion is due to be received as an outcome of the Finance Minister’s visit to India, he added.


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