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ECONOMYNEXT– President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is stating neither he nor Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa put in unneeded influence on the Court of Interest make it possible for Ratnapura MP Premalal Jayasekara to be sworn in as a Member of Parliament.Jayasekara, who is under

a death sentence for eliminating a political challenger in 2015, was allowed to be sworn in by the Court of Appeal, regardless of the Attorney-General and the Opposition stating that lawfully he can not sit in Parliament or vote on Bills.The MP, likewise called Choka Malli, was elected to the Ratnapura District by more than a hundred thousand votes.In a conversation of Ministers of State the other day September 10, the President had mentioned” if the objective was to affect in this regard it should have been done at the High Court stage, “a Media Release from the Presidential Secretariat said.” Something of this nature never ever happened. The verdict was supplied by the judge who was selected by the Constitutional Council, “the President was approximated as saying.He discussed that Karu Jayasuriya, Sajith Premadasa and Thalatha Athukorale were on the CC at the time.” One choice is suitable for the opposition while the other is not”. President said.The President observed that Judge of the Court of Appeal was likewise selected by the Constitutional Council itself and included that the Opposition is running a false propaganda campaign.Referring to criticism of the proposed 20th Adjustment to the Constitution the President had stated:” the goal of the 20th Modification to the Constitution is to remove the obstacles imposed by the 19th

Modification.” “Whatever can not be altered overnight. It takes a long period of time. Different views have been revealed. We wish to preserve a few of the features of the 19th Modification. The primary objective is to keep the period of the President

the same and to progress,” President discussed the release mentioned. (Colombo September 11, 2020 )Reported by Arjuna Ranawana See AlsoNewsletter Daily Quick Economynext daily and weekly e-mail newsletters covering the best of politics and policy.Sign up Source

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