Jun 26, 2019

19A should be abolished - Maithri

The 19th amendment to the constitution should be abolished before or after the upcoming presidential election, president Maithripala Sirisena said.

He said thus during a meeting this morning (26) with heads of media institutions.

Noting that the 19A was merely a want of NGOs, the president said that the amendment had destabilized the country.

He further said that it couldn't be comprehended whether those who contributed to bring about the 19 amendment were legal experts or otherwise.

Death penalty for 04

Speaking further, the president said he had signed papers for the execution of four convicts who are on the death row.

He added that these four individuals have bene convicted of drug peddling.