Arranged to Break up Parliament Even Today Evening Time - President

President Maithripala Sirisena says that if the Parliamentary Group of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) calls to break up parliament without passing the 20th Amendment, he is arranged to do as such even today.

The President was talking at a United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Parliamentary Group meeting held at the Presidential secretariat the previous evening.

He was reacting after a few MPs including SLFP MP Jayaratne Herath called to break up parliament quickly.

On the other hand, the larger part of MPs at the meeting have asked not to disintegrate parliament until the 20th Amendment has been passed.

No 20A this week

Then, Leader of the House - clergyman Lakshman Kiriella  said that the 20th Amendment would not be tabled before parliament this week as there is no reasonable accord among minority parties over electing changes.

He included that he is not certain when it would be feasible for the Amendment to be tabled in parliament because of contrasting perspectives on the matter.
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